Average Nursing Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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The average salary for a Nursing Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $93,948.
MEDIAN $93,948
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$77k - $114k
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$79k - $113k

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Job Description for Nursing Manager

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.

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Career Paths

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Nursing Manager
Nursing Director
Director, Nursing
Registered Nurse (RN)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Nursing Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Manager

An early career Nursing Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,889 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Nursing Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,632 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Nursing Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,315 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,651.
Employees with Nursing Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 20.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.8% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (12.5% less), Dallas, Texas (1.3% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.3% less).

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