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Nurse Manager Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $113,000 $9,416 $2,173 $54
75th Percentile $95,500 $7,958 $1,836 $46
Average $80,878 $6,739 $1,555 $39
25th Percentile $62,000 $5,166 $1,192 $30
$25,000 - $33,999
1% of jobs
$34,000 - $42,999
2% of jobs
$43,000 - $51,999
7% of jobs
$52,000 - $60,999
10% of jobs
$62,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$61,000 - $69,999
15% of jobs
$70,000 - $78,999
12% of jobs
The average salary is $80,878 a year
$79,000 - $87,999
12% of jobs
$95,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$88,000 - $96,999
17% of jobs
$97,000 - $105,999
8% of jobs
$113,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$106,000 - $114,999
4% of jobs
$115,000 - $124,000
4% of jobs

National Average

$25,000 $80,878/year $39/hour $124,000
Nurse Manager Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Nov 18, 2020, the average annual pay for a Nurse Manager in the United States is $80,878 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $38.88 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,555/week or $6,740/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $124,000 and as low as $25,000, the majority of Nurse Manager salaries currently range between $62,000 (25th percentile) to $95,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $113,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Nurse Manager varies greatly (by as much as $33,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Nurse Manager job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Nurse Manager in your area makes on average $82,793 per year, or $1,915 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $80,878. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Nurse Manager salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Nurse Manager jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Nurse Manager Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Nurse Manager job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Boston, MA and Santa Monica, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Monica, CA beats the national average by $13,250 (15.1%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $16,025 (18.0%) above the $80,878 average.

Significantly, San Mateo, CA has a very active Nurse Manager job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Nurse Manager appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between San Mateo, CA and Springfield, MA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Nurse Manager role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$96,904$8,075$1,864$46.59
Boston, MA$95,370$7,947$1,834$45.85
Santa Monica, CA$94,128$7,844$1,810$45.25
Renton, WA$93,823$7,819$1,804$45.11
Berkeley, CA$93,417$7,785$1,796$44.91
Daly City, CA$93,156$7,763$1,791$44.79
Lowell, MA$92,334$7,695$1,776$44.39
Richmond, CA$91,132$7,594$1,753$43.81
Newark, NJ$90,893$7,574$1,748$43.70
Springfield, MA$90,282$7,524$1,736$43.40

Top 5 Best Paying Related Nurse Manager Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Nurse Manager job category that pay more per year than a typical Nurse Manager salary. Top examples of these roles include: Operating Room Nurse Manager, Oncology Nurse Manager, and OR Nurse Manager.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Nurse Manager jobs, with a range of just $32,522 (33.5%) to $40,458 (40.0%) more than the average Nurse Manager salary of $80,878.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Operating Room Nurse Manager$121,336$10,111$2,333$58.33
Oncology Nurse Manager$121,199$10,100$2,331$58.27
OR Nurse Manager$114,234$9,520$2,197$54.92
Regional Nurse Consultant$114,038$9,503$2,193$54.83
Regional Nurse Manager$113,400$9,450$2,181$54.52
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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