Head of Nursing Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: VP, Nursing, Chief Nursing Executive, Head of Nursing, Nursing Executive, Top Executive of Nursing, Top Nursing Executive

What is the average annual salary for Head of Nursing?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Head of Nursing 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 of Nursing in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Head of Nursing in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Head of Nursing in the United States is $196,086 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Head of Nursing in the United States are expected to make less than $196,086.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $196,086
  • 10%$143,470
  • 25%$168,545
  • 75%$228,205
  • 90%$257,447

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Job Description for Head of Nursing

Plans and directs all nursing personnel. Develops and implements nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives. Reviews nursing department operations to ensure compliance with established standards. Ensures that all patients receive the highest quality care. Requires a master's degree in area of specialty and at least 15 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist. Typically reports to top management. View Head of Nursing job description

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