Nursing Supervisor Salary (United States)

A typical Nursing Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $31.67 per hour. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nursing Supervisors. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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MEDIAN: $31.00
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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  
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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  
PayScale
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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For Nursing Supervisors, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), an upper-level role, can earn an extra $45K annually than those further down the career ladder. Career advancement for Nursing Supervisors often leads to becoming Nursing Directors or Clinical Nurse Managers, where they can earn $4,872 or $3,983 more per year.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Room (ER), 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 familiar with Acute Care also tend to 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.
For many Nursing Supervisors, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Starting out, salaries are typically $60K, which grows to $68K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $71K after one to two decades. After 20 years of work in the field, Nursing Supervisors typically earn $77K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Nursing Supervisors with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$68,000
St. Louis
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Richmond
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Nursing Supervisors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Nursing Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), Minneapolis (+18 percent), Miami (+18 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). 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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Acute Care
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Psychiatric
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$68,000
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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%
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