Nursing Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Nursing Director make in the United States? The average Nursing Director salary in the United States is $145,043 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $126,905 and $167,178. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Nursing Director administers the nursing program in a hospital, nursing home, or other medical facility to maintain standards of patient care. Advises medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to nursing service. Being a Nursing Director recommends establishment or revision of policies and develops organizational structure and standards of performance. Interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff and community groups. Additionally, Nursing Director requires an advanced degree of nursing. Typically reports to top management. Requires RN license. The Nursing Director typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. To be a Nursing Director typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    5 + years experience
    Master's Degree

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    Nursing Director


    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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    Head of Nursing

    8 + years experience
    Master's Degree

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