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Nursing Supervisor Salary (United States)

Nursing Supervisors in the United States usually make around $31.67 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. There are far more female Nursing Supervisors than men, making up 87 percent of those in this profession. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Nursing Supervisor Salary (?
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$48,947 - $92,538
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MEDIAN: $67,103
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Nursing Supervisor Salary (?
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$21.54 - $44.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,947 - $92,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$291.49 - $2,483  
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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$47,660 - $96,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$21.54 - $44.04  
   
Overtime
$24.60 - $63.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$291.49 - $2,483  
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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$47,660 - $96,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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 who transition into an upper level Chief Nursing Officer role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $113K per year. It is quite typical for Nursing Supervisors to transition into roles as Nursing Directors or Clinical Nurse Managers, where reported median earnings are $5K and $4K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor

Survey results imply that Nursing Supervisors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit , Emergency Room , Hospice, and Operating Room / OR are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 11 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Case Management. Those educated in Acute Care tend to be well versed 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.
Nursing Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $68K. Nursing Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Nursing Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median of $76K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Nursing Supervisors typically report having spent one to 10 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$68,000
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With a pay rate for Nursing Supervisors that is 23 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Dallas, Minneapolis, Miami, and Chicago are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Nursing Supervisors earning around 19 percent, 18 percent, 18 percent, and 14 percent more than average. In Richmond, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries

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Operating Room / OR
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Psychiatric
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National Average
$68,000
Quality Improvement / QA
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%