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Nursing Supervisor Salary

Nursing Supervisors in the United States take home an average $32.61 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Nursing Supervisors are female. For the most part, Nursing Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,980 - $92,985
(Median)
$49K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,901
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$22.56 - $46.52
(Median)
$23
$33
$47
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,980 - $92,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$49,084 - $97,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$22.56 - $46.52  
   
Overtime
$25.48 - $63.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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).
)
$49,084 - $97,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463

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Job Description for Nursing Supervisor

Nursing supervisors are responsible for coordinating all aspects of nursing and health services, and they may serve in a number of different roles. For example, these supervisors may lead a team of nurses and other health service personnel in a fixed location such as a clinic or hospital department. They may also coordinate nursing care for clients in their homes.

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Nursing Supervisor Tasks

  • Provide patient care, staff supervision, care of the environment as designated on the assigned shift.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the nursing staff in performing and provide nursing care.
  • Maintain adequate staffing and supervision of the nursing department.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Supervisor


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Nursing Supervisors may progress into high-paying roles like Chief Nursing Officer, where median compensation is $116K annually. Nursing Directors or Clinical Nurse Managers are common next-step roles for Nursing Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Nursing Directors is $3K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Clinical Nurse Managers.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor


Nursing Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, Hospice, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Case Management. It is often found that people who know Acute Care are also skilled in Medicine / Surgery and Emergency Room (ER). Most people experienced in Intensive Care Unit also know Emergency Room (ER) and Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Supervisor

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


Nursing Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. Nursing Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $78K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries



Hospice
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

Psychiatric
0%

National Average
$69,000


People Management
up arrow 7%



Pediatrics
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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