The average pay for a Nursing Director is $76,469 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Critical Care, Acute Care, Medicine / Surgery, Surgery, and Emergency/Trauma.
Nursing Director Total Pay (?
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$53,583 - $109,021
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $76,469
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Nursing Director Total Pay (?
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$23.65 - $48.26
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,583 - $109,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,428  
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $9,863  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,444  
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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$53,436 - $111,998  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.65 - $48.26  
   
Overtime
$22.69 - $57.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,428  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,444  
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $9,863  
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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$53,436 - $111,998  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,408
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Job Description for Nursing Director
Nursing directors oversee all nursing activities within a health care institution. They direct, plan, and evaluate programs and overall care, as well as ensure the goals and overall philosophy of the department are followed. Nursing directors oversee staff, providing guidance and discipline as necessary; these directors often play a role in the hiring process for nurses as well. They help develop and finalize budgets, and they then must handle cost control and ensure their department remains within that budget. Additionally, nursing directors oversee their department's communication with physicians and other health care professionals in areas such as patient needs. Nursing directors consult with upper-level managers on high-level administrative decisions and provide information to supervisors related to the nursing staff's workload and budget.
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Nursing Director Tasks
  • Develop and implement standards of care relevant to patient services and personnel.
  • Supervise all personnel who deliver direct patient services.
  • Coordinates all patient services.
  • Retain quality personnel through hiring, training and evaluation programs.
Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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San Antonio
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Denver
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National Average
$77,000
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Experience Affects Nursing Director Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Nursing Director Salaries

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National Average
$77,000
Organizational Development
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Psychiatric
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%
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