Nurse Manager Statistics in the US

The average employee age for nurse managers is 46 years. The nurse manager workforce reached a whopping 169,795 in 2020!

Among nurse managers, we discovered that 79.7% of them are women, while 15.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among nurse managers is White, which makes up 65.8% of all nurse managers. Comparatively, there are 12.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Nurse managers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies. Taking it a step further, nurse managers are more likely to find a job in the health care industry.

From where do we know all information about nurse manager demographics? We analyzed 20,510 nurse managers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Nurse Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as nurse managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for nurse managers were.

Nurse Manager Gender Ratio

Among nurse managers, 79.7% of them are women compared to 15.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 79.7%
  • Male, 15.3%
  • Unknown, 5.0%

Nurse Manager Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among nurse managers is White, which makes up 65.8% of all nurse managers. Comparatively, there are 12.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.7%
  • Black or African American, 12.6%
  • Asian, 6.3%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Nurse Managers

The chart below shows that 65.5% of nurse managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.5% and Russian is the third-most popular at 4.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 65.5%
  • French, 8.5%
  • Russian, 4.7%
  • Mandarin, 2.1%
  • Filipino, 1.7%
  • Other, 17.5%

Nurse Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among nurse managers.

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

Nurse Manager Gender Over Time

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


Nurse Manager 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 managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Nurse Manager

By looking over 20,510 nurse managers resumes, we figured out that the average nurse manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Nurse Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of nurse manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of nurse managers is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Nurse Managers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Early Childhood Services Coordinator11%86%
Community Health Nursing Director12%86%
Parent Educator12%83%
Nurse Manager15%80%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Nurse Manager
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Nurse Managers 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 managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Construction Area Manager7.96%
Director Of Quality & Engineering15.08%
Real Estate Office Manager15.36%
Graduate Studies Dean21.51%
Clerk/Assistant Manager21.82%
Nurse Manager28.57%
Assessment Services Manager29.21%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Nurse Manager?

Male Income
Female Income

Nurse Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Nurse Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$65,670
Some College/ Associate Degree$70,774
Bachelor's Degree$75,813
Master's Degree$82,673
Doctorate Degree$91,924

Nurse Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Nurse Manager Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a nurse manager can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of nurse managers is $95,541. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Nurse Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where nurse managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Nurse Managers Located?

By looking through more than 20,510 resumes, we found that the most popular places for nurse managers are NY, New York and PA, Philadelphia.

Number of Nurse Managers

Where Are Nurse Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country nurse managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Nurse Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ nurse managers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most nurse managers is the health care industry.

What Percentage Of Nurse Manager Jobs Are Remote?

9.7% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

90.3% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Nurse Manager Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

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

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Health Care

Non Profits

Fortune 500



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