Nurse Administrator Salary

With just under two-thirds of Nurse Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Nurse Administrators is $82K per year and can range from $56K on the lower end to $124K per year near the higher end. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to one-third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Nurse Administrators who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$58,123 - $116,454
$58K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,742
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50%
90%

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$23.15 - $59.87
$23
$33
$60
MEDIAN: $33.31
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,123 - $116,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$56,118 - $124,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.15 - $59.87  
   
Overtime
$50.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$56,118 - $124,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Nurse Administrator

Nurse administrators are usually case managers for companies which provide in-home nursing services, and they are also present in assisted living facilities.

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Nurse Administrator Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Plan and direct the nursing program.
  • Maintain relationships with patients and families.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $72K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $95K. Nurse Administrators see a median salary of $94K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Nurse Administrators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $90K.

Key Stats for Nurse Administrator

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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