Nurse Administrator Salary

With slightly more than half 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 annually and can range from $59K on the lower end to $127K per year near the higher end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While close to one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$59,924 - $122,161
$60K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,983
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50%
90%

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$23.49 - $60.20
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$60
MEDIAN: $37.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,924 - $122,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,280  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$58,624 - $126,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.49 - $60.20  
   
Overtime
$50.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,280  
   
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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$58,624 - $126,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Nurse Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 29 salaries. A Nurse Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 30 salaries.

Key Stats for Nurse Administrator

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Experienced
▲16%

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 27%
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