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.
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.Read More...
Nurse administrators are often responsible for hiring duties, including performing interviews and the necessary research to ensure that candidates are qualified. After employees are hired, it is also necessary to monitor their work to ensure that they are providing the best-possible service. All services administered must comply with company policies and local and federal regulations and laws, and feedback must be provided to employees when necessary. Furthermore, nurse administrators may provide suggestions to upper management regarding how services should be corrected and improved. They may oversee a variety of cases to ensure that patients receive the care they need, which is often personalized and tailored toward individual needs and abilities. Maintaining relationships with patients’ other medical providers is often necessary, as well.
Nurse administrators must interact with patients face-to-face in order to understand their needs, so strong communication and customer service skills are important; it is also essential to be both caring and professional in this position so that patients are satisfied with the services provided. Nurse administrators are generally required to have a nursing degree and be certified as registered nurses, and all certifications must be up-to-date.
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
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