Salary for
Head Nurse in the United States

How much does a Head Nurse earn in the United States? The average Head Nurse salary in the United States is $106,359 as of October 31, 2018, but the range typically falls between $96,782 and $117,044. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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 ar

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  1. Down a level:

    Nursing Supervisor

    3 - 5 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Head Nurse

    5 + years experience

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