Salaries for an Assistant Director of Nursing


Assistant directors of nursing provide the director of nursing with planning, organizational, coordination and evaluation assistance within hospitals' nursing departments. The position requires supervisory oversight of the nursing staff and monitoring of resident care. It requires taking part in the administration functions of the department, and regulation, training and financial oversight. Salaries for this position vary among major cities across the country.

Boston, Massachusetts

  • An assistant director of nursing in Boston, Massachusetts can expect to earn an average salary of $159,061, based on 2010 figures. Due to a cost of living that's 117.9 percent higher than the national average, Boston offers some of the highest salaries for this position.

New York, New York

  • With a 124 percent cost of living, assistant director of nursing salaries in New York City (Manhattan area) are comparable to those offered in Boston. The salary for this position averages $153,678, which is slightly lower than in Boston despite a higher cost of living.

Chicago, Illinois

  • With a cost of living that's 11.6 percent lower than Boston, Chicago offers a $141,593 average salary for assistant directors of nursing. Assistant directors of nursing salaries receive almost double the salary of registered nurses, who receive an average salary of $74,638.

Miami and Orlando, Florida

  • Assistant director of nursing salaries in Miami and Orlando differ by almost $16,000. In Miami, applicants can expect to receive an average salary of $135,662, while in Orlando the average rate is $119,863. The discrepancy between salaries is due to a cost of living that's 3 percent higher in Miami.

Dallas and Houston, Texas

  • Two of the largest cities in Texas, Dallas and Houston offer comparable average salaries for assistant nursing directors. In Dallas, applicants can look forward to an average salary of $130,590, while in Houston, where the cost of living is lower, the average salary is about $120,138.

Phoenix, Arizona

  • In the Southwestern portion of the U.S., Phoenix, Arizona offers a lower salary than those reported in the major cities in the East, Southeast and Midwest. Despite a cost of living that is 105.9 percent of the national average, salaries for this position garner a salary of only $106,260.

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