Roughly three in five of Nursing Directors with Medicine / Surgery skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $65K to $141K per year, but median earnings come to around $92K per year. Women make up the vast majority of Nursing Directors with Medicine / Surgery skills (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Nursing Directors with Medicine / Surgery skills is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$66,445 - $135,070
(Median)
$66K
$92K
$140K
MEDIAN: $91,616
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$30.49 - $73.00
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$30
$41
$73
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$66,445 - $135,070  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,750  
Total Pay (?
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$65,278 - $140,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Hourly Rate
$30.49 - $73.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,750  
   
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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$65,278 - $140,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Director

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $81K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($77K) on average. Nursing Directors with Medicine / Surgery skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $115K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$89,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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