Nursing Supervisor Salary

The average Nursing Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $34.19 per hour. In the world of Nursing Supervisors, overall income ranges from $51K near the bottom to $102K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most Nursing Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Nursing Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,111 - $101,249
$51K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,306
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$23.65 - $48.88
$24
$35
$49
MEDIAN: $34.66
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$0$103K
Salary $51,111 - $101,249
Bonus $0.00 - $4,961
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,522
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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$50,940 - $103,264
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 289
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $23.65 - $48.88
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.18 - $68.52
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,961
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,522
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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$50,940 - $103,264
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 523

Job Description for Nursing Supervisor

Nursing supervisors are responsible for coordinating all aspects of nursing and health services, and they may serve in a number of different roles. For example, these supervisors may lead a team of nurses and other health service personnel in a fixed location such as a clinic or hospital department. They may also coordinate nursing care for clients in their homes.

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Nursing Supervisor Tasks

  • Maintain adequate staffing and supervision of the nursing department.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the nursing staff in performing and provide nursing care.
  • Provide patient care, staff supervision, care of the environment as designated on the assigned shift.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Supervisor


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Nursing Supervisors who transition into a Chief Nursing Officer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $120K per year. With an annual salary of $74K, Nursing Director is the most common role for Nursing Supervisors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Registered Nurse Supervisor role — which usually pays $66K — is also typical for Nursing Supervisors, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Nursing Supervisor


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Emergency Room, Critical Care, Leadership, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospice, Case Management, and Home Health/Home Care. The majority of those who know Acute Care also know Medicine / Surgery, Emergency Room (ER), and Geriatrics. Most people skilled in Intensive Care Unit are similarly competent in Emergency Room (ER).

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Nursing Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Nursing Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 228 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nursing Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 202 salaries. An experienced Nursing Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 262 salaries. A Nursing Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 235 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,429

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

For Nursing Supervisors, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Nursing Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+32 percent), San Diego (+28 percent), Providence (+17 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). In Richmond, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Austin and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less).

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Key Stats for Nursing Supervisor

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Nursing Supervisor Salaries

▲13%

▲2%

National Average
$73,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Nursing Supervisor Salaries


Critical Care
▲9%


▲6%

▲3%



National Average
$73,000

Quality Improvement / QA
▼1%

▼7%


▼7%



Home Health/Home Care
▼10%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 23%