Nursing Supervisor Salary

The average Nursing Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $32.87 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Nursing Supervisors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,996 - $93,499

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$22.63 - $46.09

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,996 - $93,499  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,950  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$49,022 - $97,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.63 - $46.09  
   
Overtime
$26.18 - $62.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$49,022 - $97,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 488
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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 a Chief Nursing Officer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $116K 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 $3K 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 Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, Hospice, and Operating Room / OR are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Case Management. Most people experienced in Acute Care also know Medicine / Surgery and Emergency Room (ER). Those familiar with Intensive Care Unit tend to be well versed 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.


Nursing Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $61K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. Nursing Supervisors see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $78K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries



Hospice
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Psychiatric
0%

National Average
$70,000

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 6%



Pediatrics
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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