Nursing Supervisor Salary

Nursing Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $33.46 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority (85 percent) of Nursing Supervisors who took the survey are female. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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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 $118K on average per year. 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 report using a large range of 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Clinical Supervision, Pediatrics, and Case Management. The majority of those who know Intensive Care Unit also know Emergency Room (ER) and Medicine / Surgery. The majority of those who know Acute Care also know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nursing Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $62K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. Nursing Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. Nursing Supervisors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $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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