$83,527
Avg. Salary
$35.87
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,525

Bonus

$976

Profit Sharing

$1,100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Nursing Manager is $35.87 per hour.

The average pay for a Nursing Manager is $83,527 per year.

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$25.52
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$35.87
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$50.55
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MEDIAN $35.87
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$62k
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$115k
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MEDIAN $83,527
$62,487 - $114,666
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MEDIAN: $83,527
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$0$114K
Salary $62,487 - $114,666
Bonus $0.00 - $9,980
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,594
Commission $1,100
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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$60,288 - $114,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,988
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $25.52 - $50.55
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $23.81 - $67.02
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,980
Commission $1,100
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,594
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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$60,288 - $114,213
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 999

Job Description for Nursing Manager

Most of the time, nursing managers work for hospitals or medical clinics. They are responsible for supervising a nursing crew. They must make sure that the nurses working under them provide excellent nursing care.

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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.

Nursing Manager Pay By Employer

$0$148K

HCA, Inc.
23 profiles
$79,800

$89,000

$85,795

$121,250

$91,000

$78,987

$87,250

Dignity Health
3 profiles
$132,257

Methodist
3 profiles
$95,000

Common Career Paths for Nursing Manager


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As Nursing Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Nursing Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Nursing Officers earn $120K on average per year. Nursing Managers most often move into positions as Nursing Directors or Directors of Nursing. Nursing Directors actually earn $8K less on average, however, and Directors of Nursing earn $2K less per year than Nursing Managers do.

Nursing Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Nursing Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Emergency Room, Critical Care, and Intensive Care Unit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Geriatrics, Psychiatric, and Case Management. The majority of those who know Acute Care also know Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Quality Improvement / QA, and Emergency Room (ER). Those who learned Medicine / Surgery also tend to know Quality Improvement / QA.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Manager

Pay by Experience for a Nursing Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Nursing Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 585 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nursing Manager 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 630 salaries. An experienced Nursing Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 787 salaries. A Nursing Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 589 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,365

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Nursing Managers, 44 percent above the national average. Nursing Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+40 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Denver (+16 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Jacksonville and Indianapolis (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Nursing Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nursing Manager?

Nursing Manager in Bowler:
Pros: Autonomy, freedom, decision making.
Cons: Support.

Nursing Manager in Page:
"Business applications."
The home health industry is in a crisis and if your wanting to earn a decent pay for being an experienced nurse of 15 years or more you need to go elsewhere. The hours are long, the work is now EMR centered and takes to much time away from patient centered care unless you want to work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. The perks are few depending on the size of the company you work for. The larger the company the more you lose out on comradery and peership with other professionals.

Nursing Manager in Houston:
Pros: The patient population.
Cons: More work to be done for less pay.

Nursing Manager in Bakersfield:
"Managing every aspect of my assigned area."
Pros: Helping people, both nurses and patients. Working on solving complex problems and issues. Creating and refining new processes for the benefit of staff and patient.
Cons: Extremely challenging, difficult to maintain work life balance, job is very stressful.

Nursing Manager in Plymouth:
"Buy a hat box, grow down feathers, and take notes!"
As a Nurse Manager you will be required to wear many hats throughout the day. You will be dealing with patients, staff, and families. Nursing is a sacrificial position. You probably chose nursing because you are answering a call to serve and take care of people. Wonderful! If you are impatient, have an aversion to bad smells, and expect a "thank you" every day, chose another profession. It is rewarding in the sense that you are making a difference in a person's life. You will teach, mentor, advocate, and delegate. Hone your PR skills because you will also, many times, be involved in family situations that you wished didn't come your way. But it will! Listen, listen, listen. Think outside the box and sharpen your assessment and planning skills. Most of all , lead by example! Get down in the trenches. Don't just talk about a plan but do, show, co-create with staff and build teamwork and morale. This will be your best ally!

Nursing Manager in Lumberton:
"Management Changes."
When management changes what effects will be seen for the managers in roles already assigned?

Nursing Manager in Baltimore:
"Diversity Of Job Duties."
Pros: Developing staff, project management, quality improvement and academic excellence.
Cons: Complainers, people that do not see the big picture and the financial constraints (not able to properly staff).

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Key Stats for Nursing Manager

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 484 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Nursing Manager Salaries

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$82,000

▼3%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Nursing Manager Salaries





▲3%

▲2%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$82,000

Quality Improvement / QA
▼1%



▼2%


▼8%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 484 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%