Head Nurse

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October 30, 2016

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Head Nurse Job Description

Registered Nurses Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.

Head Nurse Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Head Nurse is $75941 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $117652. The lowest salary reported was $52176. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Head Nurse is $30.755 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $39.02. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $22.49. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Head Nurse are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $1000 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Head Nurse. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – n/a
Florida – $70,589 – $83,880
Georgia – n/a
Maryland – n/a
New York – n/a
North Carolina – n/a
Texas – n/a

These are the highest paying cities for a Head Nurse. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
San Antonio, Texas –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Head Nurse from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $75941 while in 2007 it was just $70426.36

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

Related Jobs

18%

82%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 18% of Head Nurses were males while 82% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Staff Nurse
$40,717 – $84,124
Charge Nurse (RN)
$46,698 – $85,919

Future Jobs

Registered Nurse (RN)
$40,358 – $78,559
Clinical Nurse Manager
$50,873 – $97,571
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
$27,063 – $50,493


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