Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for nurse administrators in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 25,542 nurse administrators currently employed in the United States.
  • 83.7% of all nurse administrators are women, while 16.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed nurse administrator is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of nurse administrators is White (65.5%), followed by Black or African American (12.1%), Asian (8.9%) and Hispanic or Latino (8.8%).
  • Nurse administrators are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • The government industry is the highest-paying for nurse administrators.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $113,012, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • 9% of all nurse administrators are LGBT.
  • Alaska is the best state for nurse administrators to live.
  • Nurse administrators are 72% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.

Nurse Administrator Statistics By Gender

83.7% of nurse administrators are women and 16.3% of nurse administrators are men.

  • Female, 83.7%
  • Male, 16.3%

Nurse Administrators By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female83.7%
Male16.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Nurse Administrator

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$76,896
female-income
Female Income
$73,171

Nurse Administrator Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the nurse administrator position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Nurse Administrator Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201012.42%87.58%
201112.90%87.10%
201213.06%86.94%
201313.59%86.41%
201414.77%85.23%
201514.30%85.70%
201614.80%85.20%
201715.54%84.46%
201815.98%84.02%
201916.05%83.95%
202016.36%83.64%
202116.33%83.67%

Nurse Administrator Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, flight surgeon and optometrist, owner have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Staff Nurse Midwife2%98%
Perinatal Nurse3%97%
Therapeutic Dietitian3%97%
Nurse Administrator16%84%
Radiology Resident75%25%
Optometrist, Owner76%24%
Flight Surgeon82%18%

Nurse Administrator Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among nurse administrators is White, which makes up 65.5% of all nurse administrators. Comparatively, there are 12.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 8.9% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 65.5%
  • Black or African American, 12.1%
  • Asian, 8.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.8%
  • Unknown, 4.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Nurse Administrator Race

Nurse Administrator RacePercentages
White65.5%
Black or African American12.1%
Asian8.9%
Hispanic or Latino8.8%
Unknown4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

Nurse Administrator Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among nurse administrators.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Nurse Administrator Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201072.53%12.28%7.08%6.27%
201172.12%12.65%6.99%6.33%
201271.72%12.78%7.09%6.55%
201371.56%12.71%7.19%6.51%
201470.37%12.85%7.71%7.04%
201570.56%12.97%7.24%7.16%
201670.36%12.50%7.68%7.43%
201770.00%12.00%7.86%7.77%
201869.80%12.67%7.59%7.67%
201969.82%12.01%7.90%8.02%
202067.68%11.62%7.92%8.49%
202165.54%12.09%8.89%8.80%

Nurse Administrator Wage Gap By Race

Asian nurse administrators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White nurse administrators have the lowest average salary at $74,282.
$87,000
$84,000
$81,000
$78,000
$75,000
$72,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$75,127
White$74,282
Black or African American$74,515
Asian$85,300
Hispanic or Latino$75,795

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Average Age of a Nurse Administrator

We determined the average age of nurse administrators based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Nurse Administrator Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4545
Unknown3940.5
Asian3944
Hispanic or Latino3938
White4244
American Indian and Alaska Native42

Nurse Administrator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of nurse administrator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of nurse administrators is 40+ years old, which represents 59% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Nurse Administrator Age

Nurse Administrator YearsPercentages
40+ years59%
30-40 years28%
20-30 years14%

Types of Nurse Administrator Degree Levels

  • Bachelors, 44%
  • Associate, 32%
  • Masters, 13%
  • Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Nurse Administrators By Education

Nurse Administrator DegreePercentages
Bachelors44%
Associate32%
Masters13%
Diploma6%
Other Degrees5%

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Nurse Administrator Wage Gap By Education

Nurse administrators with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $88,260 annually. With a Doctorate degree, nurse administrators earn a median annual income of $82,138 compared to $79,504 for nurse administrators with an Bachelors degree.
$90,000
$86,000
$82,000
$78,000
$74,000
$70,000
$66,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$88,260
Bachelor's Degree$79,504
Doctorate Degree$82,138
Some College/ Associate Degree$69,441

Nurse Administrator Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where nurse administrators work. We found most nurse administrators work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most nurse administrators is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire nurse administrators.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Nurse Administrator Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees16%
100 - 500 employees31%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees22%
> 10,000 employees19%

The Types Of Companies Nurse Administrator Work In

Employees with the nurse administrator job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most nurse administrators prefer to work at private companies over government companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Nurse Administrator Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education10%
Public8%
Private72%
Government11%

Top Industries Hiring Nurse Administrators

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ nurse administrators. Those industries include health care, government and education.

Health Care

Government

Education

Professional

Start-up

Nurse Administrator Turnover And Employment Statistics

Nurse Administrator Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of nurse administrators changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Nurse Administrator Unemployment Rate By Year

YearNurse Administrator Unemployment Rate
20101.90%
20111.97%
20121.94%
20131.69%
20141.75%
20151.37%
20161.10%
20171.04%
20181.07%
20191.04%
20201.45%
20211.37%

The Average Number of Years That Nurse Administrator Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,990 nurse administrators resumes, we figured out that the average nurse administrator enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Nurse Administrator Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year16%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years16%
5-7 years16%
8-10 years6%
11+ years12%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Nurse Administrators with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to nurse administrators.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Nurse Administrator8.72%-
Pediatrician, Partner In Private Medical Practice9.88%78,117
Senior Physician11.62%56,029
Coordinator Cardiopulmonary Services13.00%71,476
Emergency Room Doctor13.05%49,281
Optometrist/Practice Owner17.57%59,755
Staff Nurse Anesthetist31.64%72,711

Nurse Administrator LGBT Demographics

Foreign Languages Spoken By Nurse Administrators

The most common foreign language among nurse administrators is Spanish at 60.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.7% and Vietnamese is the third-most popular at 7.1%.

  • Spanish, 60.7%
  • French, 10.7%
  • Vietnamese, 7.1%
  • Yoruba, 3.6%
  • Cantonese, 3.6%
  • Other, 14.3%

Nurse Administrator Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish60.7%
French10.7%
Vietnamese7.1%
Yoruba3.6%
Cantonese3.6%
Other14.3%

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Nurse Administrator Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a nurse administrator can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of nurse administrators is $98,794. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Nurse Administrators Earn The Most?

Nurse administrators earn the most in California, where the average nurse administrator salary is $105,767. The map here shows where nurse administrators earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Nurse Administrators?

By looking through more than 1,990 resumes, we found that the most popular places for nurse administrators are Houston, TX and New York, NY.

Number of Nurse Administrators

Number Of Nurse Administrator Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1Florida16,114$52,495
2California14,403$105,767
3Texas14,142$70,802
4New York7,937$82,534
5Pennsylvania7,410$75,700
6Massachusetts6,089$81,809
7Georgia6,021$59,286
8Ohio5,997$66,982
9Illinois5,777$68,501
10Washington5,125$87,704
11North Carolina5,098$60,247
12Virginia4,995$74,803
13Indiana4,055$56,727
14Arizona3,873$76,059
15Colorado3,867$66,142
16New Jersey3,843$81,817
17Michigan3,817$85,085
18Tennessee3,352$45,975
19Maryland3,140$71,929
20Wisconsin3,096$72,119
21Missouri2,947$53,885
22Minnesota2,938$67,370
23Alabama2,573$51,217
24South Carolina2,493$45,986
25Connecticut2,291$79,501
26Louisiana2,180$52,918
27Oregon2,130$90,399
28Kentucky2,011$60,613
29Iowa2,006$56,284
30Oklahoma1,892$58,679
31Arkansas1,792$51,839
32Kansas1,640$47,639
33New Hampshire1,230$67,571
34New Mexico1,228$65,687
35Mississippi1,172$50,152
36Nebraska1,125$52,380
37Nevada1,080$92,079
38West Virginia1,079$69,039
39Maine1,045$60,052
40Utah930$65,481
41South Dakota873$57,413
42Delaware866$84,442
43Idaho825$72,111
44Montana787$65,299
45North Dakota628$60,666
46Rhode Island612$78,309
47Alaska594$92,855
48Vermont530$67,058
49District of Columbia502$96,868
50Wyoming378$67,497
51Hawaii339$73,635

Nurse Administrator Demographics FAQs

How Many Nurse Administrator Are There In The Us?

There are over 25,542 Nurse Administrators in the United States.

What Percentage Of Nurse Administrators Are Black?

12.1% of Nurse Administrators are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Nurse Administrators?

Most a are White, with 65.5% of Nurse Administrators belonging to this ethnicity. 12.1% of Nurse Administrators are Black or African American, 8.9% of Nurse Administrators are Asian, 8.8% of Nurse Administrators are Hispanic or Latino, 4.2% of Nurse Administrators are Unknown, and 0.5% of Nurse Administrators are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Nurse Administrator Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Nurse Administrator jobs are not male - dominated. 83% of Nurse Administrators are female, and 16% are male, so there are more female Nurse Administrators than male Nurse Administrators in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Nurse Administrator?

The average Nurse Administrator is 44 years old. 59% of Nurse Administrators are 40+ years old or older, 28% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 14% are between 20-30 years old

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