Nurse Administrator Salary

Slightly more than half of Nurse Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $59K to $122K per year, but median earnings come to around $81K per year. Women make up the vast majority of Nurse Administrators (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Nurse Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and over one-half have dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$60,193 - $113,798
$60K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,033
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50%
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$22.85 - $59.60
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MEDIAN: $37.97
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$0$121K
Salary $60,193 - $113,798
Bonus $0.00 - $15,280
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$58,518 - $121,870
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $22.85 - $59.60
Overtime $50.98
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $0.00 - $15,280
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$58,518 - $121,870
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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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.

Nurse Administrator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Nurse Administrator?

Nurse Administrator in Greenville:
"Work / life balance."
Ask questions and set boundaries early on.

Key Stats for Nurse Administrator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 31%
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