Nursing Supervisor Salary

Nursing Supervisors in the United States take home an average $32.46 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Nursing Supervisors are female. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. For the most part, Nursing Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,263 - $93,086
(Median)
$49K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,865
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$22.13 - $45.95
(Median)
$22
$32
$46
MEDIAN: $32.00
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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
$49,263 - $93,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,950  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$48,986 - $97,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.13 - $45.95  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $62.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$48,986 - $97,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Nursing Officer. The average Chief Nursing Officer brings home $115K per year. Nursing Supervisors typically move into roles as Nursing Directors or Clinical Nurse Managers, and those positions pay $4K more and $3K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor


Nursing Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, Hospice, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Case Management. Most people experienced in Intensive Care Unit also know Emergency Room (ER) and Medicine / Surgery. 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 Nursing Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $68K. Nursing Supervisors bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. Nursing Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $77K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries



Hospice
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

National Average
$69,000


People Management
up arrow 7%



Pediatrics
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
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%