For Nursing Supervisors, hourly average wages total $34.22 per hour. Total cash compensation for Nursing Supervisors runs from $51K to $101K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. One-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a strong majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Nursing Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Nursing Supervisors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,031 - $101,329
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MEDIAN: $72,510
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$24.51 - $46.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,031 - $101,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
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$50,602 - $101,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$24.51 - $46.18  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $69.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$50,602 - $101,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 490

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Nursing Supervisor


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As Nursing Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Nursing Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Nursing Officers earn $119K on average per year. Becoming a Nursing Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Nursing Supervisors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $74K. Another frequent advance is for Nursing Supervisors to assume a Registered Nurse Supervisor role; in this role, workers often earn $66K.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor


Survey takers working as Nursing Supervisors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Emergency Room, Critical Care, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Case Management, Home Health/Home Care, and Hospice. Most people skilled in Intensive Care Unit are similarly competent in Emergency Room (ER). Those proficient in Acute Care are, more often than not, also skilled in Medicine / Surgery, Emergency Room (ER), and Geriatrics.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Nursing Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Nursing Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $83K.

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Key Stats for Nursing Supervisor

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries

Leadership
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Critical Care
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Operating Room / OR
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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