Nursing Supervisor Salary

Average Nursing Supervisors in the United States make around $33.46 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Nursing Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,666 - $95,780
(Median)
$49K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $70,184
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$23.40 - $45.91
(Median)
$23
$33
$46
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,666 - $95,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$49,238 - $98,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$23.40 - $45.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$22.30 - $66.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,152  
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).
)
$49,238 - $98,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 598
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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 $118K annually. Career advancement for the typical Nursing Supervisor often leads to becoming a Nursing Director or a Clinical Nurse Manager; median salaries in these positions are $2K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor


Nursing Supervisors seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, People Management, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Clinical Supervision, Pediatrics, and Case Management. Those proficient in Acute Care are, more often than not, also skilled in Medicine / Surgery and Emergency Room (ER). Most people skilled in Intensive Care Unit are similarly competent in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nursing Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. 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 $79K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries



People Management
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$71,000

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 3%

Psychiatric
up arrow 4%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%


Leadership
up arrow 8%


Pediatrics
up arrow 17%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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