Head Nurse Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Head Nurse, Nurse Manager, Nursing Manager

What is the average annual salary for Head Nurse?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Head Nurse may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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.

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 $98,402 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Head Nurse in the United States are expected to make less than $98,402.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $98,402
  • 10%$80,876
  • 25%$89,228
  • 75%$108,882
  • 90%$118,424

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Job Description for Head Nurse

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. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management. View Head Nurse job description

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Categories:  Healthcare -- Nursing, Healthcare -- Administrative

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare

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