The average salary for a Nursing Manager is $82,361 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$60,544 - $112,510
(Median)
$61K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,361
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$25.23 - $50.24
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$25
$36
$50
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,544 - $112,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,108  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,400  
Commission
$1,600  
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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$59,084 - $112,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,785
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.23 - $50.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$23.31 - $69.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,108  
   
Commission
$1,600  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,400  
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).
)
$59,084 - $112,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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Job Description for Nursing Manager

Most of the time, nursing managers work for hospitals or medical clinics. They are responsible for supervising a nursing crew. They must make sure that the nurses working under them provide excellent nursing care.

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Nursing Manager Tasks

  • Develop systems to improve and support patient care.
  • Implement programs for staff development.
  • Manage staffing and patient flow while insuring care and regulatory standards.

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,557

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What is it like working as a Nursing Manager?

Nursing Manager in Bakersfield:
"Managing every aspect of my assigned area."
Pros: Helping people, both nurses and patients. Working on solving complex problems and issues. Creating and refining new processes for the benefit of staff and patient.
Cons: Extremely challenging, difficult to maintain work life balance, job is very stressful.

Nursing Manager in Baltimore:
"Diversity Of Job Duties."
Pros: Developing staff, project management, quality improvement and academic excellence.
Cons: Complainers, people that do not see the big picture and the financial constraints (not able to properly staff).

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Experience Affects Nursing Manager Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Manager Salaries




Emergency Room (ER)
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Surgery
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Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
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Acute Care
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Leadership
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$82,000

People Management
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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