Nursing Administration

Careers as a Nurse Administrator

There are a range of careers for Nurse Administrators as well as settings in which you can practice. The position is of high responsibility and usually requires a high working knowledge of nursing practice and administrative procedure.

  • Nursing Director
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nursing Shift Manager

A Nurse Administrator is often considered as an executive-level position and compensated accordingly. As a nurse administrator you can expect to earn a salary in the following range, according to data compiled in April 2009 at This is just an estimate and actual compensation will depend on many factors such as experience, location, and type of practice.

25th Percentile: $75,838
Median: $82,590
75th Percentile: $89,392


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