Median pay for Nursing Supervisors in the United States is around $34.32 per hour. In the world of Nursing Supervisors, overall income ranges from $51K near the bottom to $101K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number. Women make up the vast majority of Nursing Supervisors (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Nursing Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,779 - $101,067
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MEDIAN: $72,316
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$24.79 - $46.43
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,779 - $101,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$50,529 - $100,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.79 - $46.43  
   
Overtime
$20.39 - $69.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$50,529 - $100,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Nursing Officer. The latter position pays an average of $119K annually. A Nursing Supervisor often moves on to become a Nursing Director or a Clinical Nurse Manager.

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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, Medicine / Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Clinical Supervision, Case Management, and Leadership. Those proficient in Acute Care are, more often than not, also skilled in Medicine / Surgery, Emergency Room (ER), and Geriatrics. It is often found that people who know Intensive Care Unit are also skilled in Emergency Room (ER).

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Supervisor

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


For Nursing Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. On average, Nursing Supervisors make $75K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Nursing Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $82K on average.

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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries



Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Acute Care
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National Average
$73,000

Operating Room / OR
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People Management
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up arrow 9%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 9%

Pediatrics
up arrow 9%


Clinical Supervision
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Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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