Nursing Supervisor Salary

Nursing Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $33.01 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nursing Supervisors. Women make up the vast majority of Nursing Supervisors (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,134 - $93,304
(Median)
$49K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $69,378
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$22.95 - $46.50
(Median)
$23
$33
$47
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,134 - $93,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,920  
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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$49,332 - $98,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.95 - $46.50  
   
Overtime
$25.94 - $62.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,920  
   
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).
)
$49,332 - $98,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 481
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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 $116K annually. It is quite typical for Nursing Supervisors to transition into roles as Nursing Directors or Clinical Nurse Managers, where reported median earnings are $3K and $2K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor


Survey results imply that Nursing Supervisors deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, Hospice, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Case Management. Most people experienced in Intensive Care Unit also know Emergency Room (ER) and Medicine / Surgery. Those educated in Acute Care tend to be well versed in 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 Nursing Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $69K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nursing Supervisors make a median salary of $74K. Nursing Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $78K on average.

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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries



Acute Care
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Hospice
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 122 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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