Nurse Administrator Salary

Nurse Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $57K to $122K per year, median earnings come to $79K per year. Work is enjoyable for Nurse Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While approximately one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Women account for the majority of Nurse Administrators who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact.

$59,352 - $117,646
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$59K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,986
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$17.89 - $47.03
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$18
$32
$47
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,352 - $117,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,504  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$56,637 - $121,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.89 - $47.03  
   
Overtime
$49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,504  
   
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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$56,637 - $121,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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

  • Maintain relationships with patients and families.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Directs the clinical and administrative staff in quality and consistent patient care.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Administrator

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


Nurse Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $70K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Nurse Administrators see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $86K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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