Average Nursing Manager Salary

$85,990
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,348
Bonus
$1,000
Commission
$1,313
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The average salary for a Nursing Manager is $85,990.
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$65k
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$86k
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$116k
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$65k - $116k
Bonus
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What Do Nursing Managers Do?

Nursing Manager Tasks
  • Manage staffing and patient flow while insuring care and regulatory standards.
  • Implement programs for staff development.
  • Develop systems to improve and support patient care.

Job Satisfaction for Nursing Manager

4.1 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Nursing Manager

The top respondents for the job title Nursing Manager are from the companies HCA, Inc., Baptist Hospital and Kindred Healthcare. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $129,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northwell Health and Baptist Hospital, earning around $122,200 and $90,019, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $84,964. Ascension Health and HCA, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,584 and $86,311, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Nursing Managers?

Skills in Leadership, Quality Improvement / QA, Acute Care and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Managers?

An entry-level Nursing Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,289 based on 54 salaries. An early career Nursing Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,766 based on 623 salaries. A mid-career Nursing Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,631 based on 855 salaries. An experienced Nursing Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,453 based on 1,055 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,899.
Employees with Nursing Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 33.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (12.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,520 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.5%
Early Career
17.7%
Mid Career
24.3%
Experienced
30.0%
Late Career
26.5%