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Nursing Director in the United States

How much does a Nursing Director earn in the United States? The average Nursing Director salary in the United States is $143,262 as of October 31, 2018, but the range typically falls between $125,345 and $165,120. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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 rel

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  1. Down a level:

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    5 + years experience
    Master's Degree

  2. This Job:

    Nursing Director

    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

  3. Up a level:

    Head of Nursing

    8 + years experience
    Master's Degree

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