Alternate Job Titles: Chief Nursing Executive, VP, Nursing, Head of Nursing, Nursing Executive, Top Executive of Nursing, Top Nursing Executive
How much does a Head of Nursing make? The median annual Head of Nursing salary is $217,955, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $186,313-$253,464, 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 of Nursing in the United States.
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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 $217,955, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Head of Nursing in the United States are expected to make less than $217,955.
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 of Nursing that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Head of Nursing are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
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. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. View full job description