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Nursing Supervisor Salary

Average Nursing Supervisors in the United States make around $31.62 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women account for the majority of Nursing Supervisors who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$49,214 - $93,209
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MEDIAN: $68,858
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$21.48 - $43.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,214 - $93,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $1,250  
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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$47,680 - $96,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.48 - $43.96  
   
Overtime
$24.46 - $62.55  
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 - $1,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $1,250  
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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$47,680 - $96,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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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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For Nursing Supervisors, career progression to a Chief Nursing Officer role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Chief Nursing Officer, an upper-level role, can earn $114K annually. Nursing Supervisors typically move into roles as Nursing Directors or Clinical Nurse Managers, and those positions pay $5K more and $4K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor


Nursing Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, Psychiatric, and Hospice are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and People Management. It is often found that people who know Acute Care are also skilled in Medicine / Surgery and Emergency Room (ER).

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Supervisor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $77K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$68,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries




Hospice
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%


People Management
up arrow 6%


Pediatrics
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%