Director of nursing

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How much does a Director of Nursing make in the United States?

Average base salary
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4.8k salaries reported, updated at May 26, 2020
$95,133
per year
The average salary for a director of nursing is $95,133 per year in the United States and $11,250 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
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Overtime
$11,250
per year
Most common benefits
  • Relocation assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Labor & Delivery
+21.97%
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Ob/Gyn
+19.70%
43 jobs
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Pediatrics
+17.50%
71 jobs
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Psychiatry
+19.58%
120 jobs
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Gastroenterology
+39.96%
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Top skill
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Nursing Experience
+8.86%
1,116Company icon
Managed Care
+17.27%
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Behavioral Health
+20.41%
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Certification categories:
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ACLS Certification
+14.23%
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Most common benefits for Directors of Nursing

  • Relocation assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Wellness program
  • Childcare
  • 403(b)
  • 401(k)
  • Adoption assistance
  • Health savings account

Salary satisfaction

Based on 263 ratings

69% of Directors of nursing in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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