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Director of nursing salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $93,945
Low $67,650
High $130,462
$10,750per year
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The average salary for a director of nursing is $93,945 per year in the United States and $10,750 overtime per year.11.4k salaries reported, updated at January 25, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Directors of Nursing in United States

  1. Dignity Health
    3,159 reviews10 salaries reported
    $172,243per year
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Highest paying cities for Directors of Nursing near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $119,509 per year
    18 salaries reported
  2. Columbus, OH
    $109,382 per year
    241 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $96,102 per year
    157 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $96,069 per year
    76 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $95,734 per year
    123 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $94,518 per year
    84 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $89,629 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Cincinnati, OH
    $86,775 per year
    52 salaries reported
  3. Kansas City, MO
    $83,535 per year
    25 salaries reported
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Where can a Director of Nursing earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Directors of Nursing

Top specialties
Labor & Delivery
Top skills
Nursing Experience
Top certifications
ACLS Certification

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SpecialtiesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
18 jobs31
43 jobs51
71 jobs93
120 jobs177
7 jobs8
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Most common benefits for Directors of Nursing

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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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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Common questions about salaries for a Director of Nursing

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