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NURSE SALARY SURVEY: Many execs earn $80,000-$160,000

Nearly 70 percent of nurse leaders surveyed in early 2013 reported an annual salary between $80,000 and $160,000, with many of the remaining respondents reporting a higher salary, according to this compensation survey sponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives.  The typical executive who filled out the survey works full time at a hospital, has at least 6 years experience in a management position and typically holds the  title of director, manager, chief nursing officer, or chief nurse executive.

This survey also provides data on reporting structure (who they report to) for these nurse executives and span of control (FTEs directly supervised).  Also included are information on bonuses, benefits, job satisfaction, and willingness to recommend career to others.

Source: American Organization of Nurse Executives.  AONE Salary & Compensation Study for Nurse Leaders, 2013 ed.  Chicago: AONE, 2013.   Click here for more information:  http://www.aone.org  Then click on Resources, then on “Salary and Compensation Study.”  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

SALARY SURVEYS: Infection preventionists in 2012

There was a drop in the average salary reported by the infection preventionists in 2012 ($71,395) compared to 2011 ($72,045), according to this survey compiled by Healthcare Purchasing News.  Infection preventionists include infection control directors, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and infection control nurses, among others.  Salaries were found to be higher in hospitals, especially system-affiliated hospitals, than in other types of provider settings.  Generally, salaries tend to be higher in larger hospitals. 

Source: Williamson, J.E.  IP duties mushroom as average wages stagnate.  Healthcare Purchasing News;36(5):18, 20, May 2012.  Click here to access the full text on the publisher’s website: http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2012-05/1205-IP-Salary.html Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org


Salary surveys: Hospital OR managers average $114,000

The average annual salary for hospital OR managers in 2011 is $114,000; compared to $88,500 for nurse managers of ambulatory surgery centers, according to this survey of readers of the OR Manager magazine.  There are other interesting facts collected in this survey.  For instance, in the hospital setting, the most common title for the head of the OR is DIRECTOR.  As far as org charts, about two-thirds of the ORs report directly to nursing administration.  The average age of OR directors is 53, and trend statistics show a consistent upward trend in this metric over the past decade.  The span of control of the hospital OR director, which averages 102 clinical and 19 nonclinical FTEs.

Source: The weak economy challenges OR case volumes, directors’ raises; and, For ASC managers, it’s all about the economy.  OR Manager;27(10):1+, Oct. 2011.  Click here to go to the newsletter’s website: http://www.ormanager.com/newsletter/index.html  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

Salary surveys: Hospital CFO mean compensation $209k

The average compensation for chief financial officers at hospitals was $208,800 in 2011, according to this compensation survey conducted every other year by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  As one might expect, compensation was found to increase with the bed size of the hospital, ranging from an average compensation of about $115k for CFOs in the smallest hospitals to an average of over $330k for CEOs in the largest hospitals.  Likewise, CFOs of health systems are paid more than those in hospitals.

Source: Highlights from HFMA’s 2011 compensation survey.  HFM. Healthcare Financial Management;65(8):56-59.  Full text here: http://www.allbusiness.com/labor-employment/compensation-benefits-wages-salaries/16656309-1.html Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

RN salary survey: 2011 state-by-state hourly and annual rates

These data are from a survey of RNs who read the magazine Advance for Nurses.  Data are available on an interactive map.  Here are a few states:

  • CA $45.73 (hour)  $90,815 (annual)
  • FL  $30.03 (hour)  $64,611 (annual)
  • IL  $32.99 (hour)  $70,352 (annual)
  • MA  $39.68 (hour)  $78,462 (annual)
  • NY  $38.29 (hour)  $76,256 (annual)
  • TX  $36.16 (hour)  $71,248 (annual)

Source: State of nursing salaries: 2011Advance for Nurses, Mar. 31, 2011.  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

Salary survey: central service 2011 US average nearly $54k

Central service salaries vary significantly by type of facility — with the highest salary paid by group practices (averaging nearly $114,000) and the lowest by long term care facilities / home health (averaging under $23,000) according to this compensation survey conducted by Healthcare Purchasing News magazine.  This 2011 survey was completed by 382 respondents.  Standalone hospital central service personnel reported an average of just over $51,000.  Central service directors averaged $87,500, while surgical instrument technicians averaged just under $34,000. 

What I like about this article:  Salary surveys are always in demand.

Source: Williamson, J.E.  Some setbacks aside, CS profession nets positive gainsHealthcare Purchasing News;35(6):24-26, June 2011.  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org