Average Experienced Head Nurse Salary

$67,407
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$3,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Head Nurse is $67,407.
10%
$34k
MEDIAN
$67k
90%
$103k
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$34k - $103k
Bonus
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$37k - $102k

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Job Description for Head Nurse

Head Nurse Tasks
  • Evaluate and assess nursing needs of the client.
  • Observe signs and symptoms and report to the physician and/or other appropriate health professionals as often as needed, or upon changes in the client's condition.
  • Initiate diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate to the client's care and safety.
  • Attend client care conferences and initiate client care conferences for complex and/or multidisciplinary clients whenever needed.
  • Coordinate the total plan of care and maintain continuity of client care by acting as a liaison with other health professionals assigned to the same clients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Nurse

An early career Head Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,926 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Head Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,257 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,250.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 62 survey responses.
Early Career
33.9%
Mid Career
35.5%
Late Career
30.6%