Head of Nursing Hourly Wages

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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 hourly pay rate for Head of Nursing?
The hourly wages 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 hourly wages 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 hourly rate. For example the median expected hourly pay for a typical Head of Nursing in the United States is $94 an hour, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Head of Nursing in the United Sates are expected to make less than $94 an hour.

Source: HR Reported data as of September 2014

Median $94
  • 10%$68
  • 25%$80
  • 75%$110
  • 90%$124

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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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