$84,046
Avg. Salary
$35.96
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,808

Bonus

$509

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Director, Nursing is $35.96 per hour.

The average pay for a Director, Nursing is $84,046 per year.

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$25.85
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MEDIAN $35.96
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$62k
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MEDIAN $84,046
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$0$125K
Salary $61,863 - $124,568
Bonus $0.00 - $14,534
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,186
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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$60,889 - $125,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,933
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $25.85 - $52.41
Overtime $29.94 - $69.54
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,534
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,186
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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$60,889 - $125,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 494

Job Description for Director, Nursing

The director of nursing is a high-level manager who is responsible for the performance of a nursing unit. They are accountable for a number of tasks within their unit or department, including planning, organization, supervision, evaluation, and compliance.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director, Nursing


Directors of Nursing fill the offices of leading firms Brightstar Healthcare LLC, Golden LivingCenters, HCR ManorCare, Kindred Healthcare, and LHC Group, Inc. HCA, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $105K. Directors of Nursing can also look forward to large paychecks at Kindred Healthcare ($94K), Sava Senior Care ($84K), and Correct Care Solutions, Inc. ($84K).

LHC Group, Inc., Brightstar Healthcare LLC, and HCR ManorCare are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries, each pays $75K.

Common Career Paths for Director, Nursing


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As Directors of Nursing transition into upper-level roles such as VP or Chief Nursing Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. VPs and Chief Nursing Officers earn $164K on average per year. Many Directors of Nursing advance into roles as Nursing Directors or Long Term Care Nursing Directors, but the median salaries are $7K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director, Nursing


Survey results imply that Directors of Nursing deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Critical Care can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 32 percent above average. Budget Management and Operations Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 32 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include registered nurse, Home Health/Home Care, and Case Management. Most people experienced in Leadership also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Nursing

Pay by Experience for a Director, Nursing has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Nursing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 591 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Nursing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 542 salaries. An experienced Director, Nursing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 707 salaries. A Director, Nursing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 562 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

49%

24%

19%

18%

4%

-4%

-11%

-12%

National Average: $83,718

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Nursing, New York provides a pay rate that is 53 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Nursing will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+48 percent), Los Angeles (+42 percent), Phoenix (+28 percent), and Houston (+22 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tulsa, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Sarasota and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

Director, Nursing Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Director, Nursing?

Director, Nursing in Qatar:
"Suporting staff to do the work, maintaing daily activities."
To be positive with other, be fair with the staff, update your self with the needed knowldge and skills.

Director, Nursing in East Jordan:
"No review yet."
Pros: Close to home, low traffic, low stress.
Cons: Small town, nothing to do for leisure time.

Director, Nursing in Lubbock:
"DEA regs, the lack of PRN nurses available."
Learn the special skills of each of your nurses and utilize those skills to carve out a beautiful flow in your facility. Always, always, always identify their strengths and voice your appreciation and recognitions to them.

Director, Nursing in St. Peters:
Pros: I can socialize with many, as part of my job description.
Cons: Being on call Monday through Thursday 24 hrs. 1 weekend a month. Scheduling, need to cover if I fail to cover appropriately for holidays.

Director, Nursing in Riyadh:
You need passion, integrity and motivation to lead people in achieving nursing excellence.

Director, Nursing in Paramus:
"The politics associated with doing my job."
Organized, leadership, visionary.

Director, Nursing in Salina:
"The Staff Are More Challenging Than The Patients."
Learn the personalities of the staff you are supervising, this is more of a challenge then treating the patients and their conditions.

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Key Stats for Director, Nursing

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 386 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Director, Nursing Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$84,000

▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Director, Nursing Salaries

Critical Care
▲28%



▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$84,000


▼2%


Wound Care
▼2%



▼7%



registered nurse
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 386 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 23%