Nursing Director Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$78,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$78,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
trustaff
Highest Paying City
Providence, RI
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a nursing director make?
The national average salary for a Nursing Director in the United States is $78,259 per year or $37.62 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $104,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $58,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Nursing Directors are Health Care companies and Professional companies. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Connecticut are some of the states with the best Nursing Director salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Nursing Director is 3.5 years.

Average Nursing Director Salary By Location

Nursing Directors in the United States of America make on average $78,259 a year or $37.62 per hour. Working in Providence, RI as a Nursing Director will pay you the highest wages at around $105,579 per year. The Providence, RI average entry-level salary for Nursing Directors is $63,000. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Connecticut are the top 5 highest earning states for Nursing Directors. Tennessee, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Hawaii are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Nursing Director Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Nursing Directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Nursing Director Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Nursing Director makes. Most Nursing Director jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. trustaff and Emory Healthcare are the best paying companies for Nursing Directors. Also, companies like Aurora Medical Group and Novant Health pay their Nursing Directors very well.

Nursing Director Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Nursing Director Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Nursing Director can range from $49,487 to $93,348 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Nursing Director Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Director-Nursing
Director-Nursing
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$104,900
$104,900
Director of Nursing
Director of Nursing
04/26/2020
04/26/2020
$60,530
$60,530
Executive Nursing Director (D.O.N.)-SES
Executive Nursing Director (D.O.N.)-SES
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$41,834
$41,834
Director Nursing Perioperative
Director Nursing Perioperative
04/09/2020
04/09/2020
$134,368
$134,368
Careerstaff Unlimited
Careerstaff Unlimited
Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Nursing (Don/Dns)-Interim-Long Term Care
Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Nursing (Don/Dns)-Interim-Long Term Care
04/01/2020
04/01/2020
$83,480
$83,480
Arc Mercer
Arc Mercer
Director of Nursing
Director of Nursing
03/20/2020
03/20/2020
$70,000
$70,000
A-Line Staffing Solutions
A-Line Staffing Solutions
Nursing Director
Nursing Director
03/05/2020
03/05/2020
$104,350
$104,350
Director of Nursing
Director of Nursing
02/28/2020
02/28/2020
$93,247
$93,247
Director of Development, School of Nursing
Director of Development, School of Nursing
02/25/2020
02/25/2020
$109,516
$109,516
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Supervisory Nurse (Director of Nursing)
Supervisory Nurse (Director of Nursing)
02/21/2020
02/21/2020
$100,355
$100,355