Nurse Administrator Salary
Nurse Administrators who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Nurse Administrators. Pay fluctuates from $58K to $124K per year, but expected earnings average $81K per year. In the world of Nurse Administrators, overall cash allowance can sometimes include more than $15K from bonuses, causing incomes to vary widely between $58K and $124K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.
Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $73K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $87K. For Nurse Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $81K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $86K.