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Nursing Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Nursing Director is $78,032 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, Medicine / Surgery, Acute Care, Emergency/Trauma, and Emergency Room (ER).
Nursing Director Salary (?
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$54,313 - $112,375
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,031
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Nursing Director Salary (?
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$23.19 - $50.51
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,313 - $112,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,175  
Profit Sharing
$0.09 - $5,254  
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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$53,683 - $115,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,411
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.19 - $50.51  
   
Overtime
$0.24 - $58.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.09 - $5,254  
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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$53,683 - $115,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Director

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
up arrow 35%
Houston
up arrow 22%
San Antonio
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Denver
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National Average
$78,000
Pittsburgh
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Toledo
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Experience Affects Nursing Director Salaries

National Average
$78,000

Skills That Affect Nursing Director Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 12%
up arrow 10%
National Average
$78,000
Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 3%
Organizational Development
up arrow 3%
Psychiatric
up arrow 3%
Wound Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 22%