Nursing Directors with Critical Care skills can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $106K per year on average. The vast majority of Nursing Directors with Critical Care skills (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nursing Directors with Critical Care skills. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,793 - $151,475
(Median)
$73K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $105,938
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$34.47 - $64.56
(Median)
$34
$47
$65
MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$72,793 - $151,475  
   
Bonus
$7.79 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$72,757 - $154,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$34.47 - $64.56  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$7.79 - $24,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$72,757 - $154,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Director

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


For Nursing Directors with Critical Care skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During the first five years of their careers, Nursing Directors with Critical Care skills see a median income of $84K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $90K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $106K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Nursing Directors with Critical Care skills with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $123K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$104,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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