Alternate Job Titles: Nursing Manager, Nurse Manager, Head Nurse
How much does a Head Nurse make? The median annual Head Nurse salary is $103,455, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $94,136-$113,848, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Head Nurse in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Head Nurse in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Head Nurse in the United States is $103,455, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Head Nurse in the United States are expected to make less than $103,455.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Head Nurse that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Head Nurse are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Plans and implements the overall nursing policies, procedures, and services for a unit. Maintains nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training clinical staff. Ensures that nurses are current in competencies, assessments, licensure, certifications, and other annual training. May provide direct patient care and is responsible for assessing, planning, and evaluating patients. Must be a registered nurse with at least 5 years of clinical experience in a related field. Typically reports to top management. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. View full job description