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Nursing Manager/Director Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$124,539 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Nursing Manager/Director is $124,539 a year and $60 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Nursing Manager/Director is between $86,660 and $154,949. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Nursing Manager/Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Manages or aids in directing activities of nursing staff and activities in nursing services, such as obstetrics, pediatrics, or surgery, or for two or more patient-care units, to ensure patient needs are met in accordance with instructions of physician and hospital administrative procedures.
  • Coordinates activities with other patient care units.
  • This is the second highest level position in nursing services.
  • Requires RN license along with clinical and supervisory experience.
Nursing Manager/Director Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Medical and Health Services Managers

Job family population: 346,980

Estimated population of Nursing Manager/Director jobs: 18,907

Rate of error: 0.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Nursing Manager/Director Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Emergency Room Nurse Manager
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Direct Search Systems
Direct Search Systems has partnered with a top Midwestern Regional Health System in search of an Emergency Room Nurse Manager for a 300-Bed Hospital affiliate in the Chicago, IL market. This medical ...
Nursing Director / Assisted Living / RN
May 15
Naperville, United States
Sunrise Senior Living
... manage, direct, and monitor the nursing team, medication-care managers and other caregivers. - Lead the community medication management program through the application of principles of safety in the ...
May 17
Oak Lawn, IL, USA
NursePower Services Corporation
DIRECTOR OF NURSING Nurse Power Service Corporation is seeking a Director of Nursing for our office ... Position Objective Provide leadership and management of our Home Nursing staff and supervisors to ...
Wellness Director (Director of Nursing)
Apr 12
Orland Park, IL, USA
American House Senior Living
Wellness Director / Director of Nursing / Nurse Manager / Unit Manager Position Summary: The Wellness Director plays an integral role in upholding American House's mission to enrich the lives of ...
Assistant Director of Nursing
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Norwood Crossing
The Assistant Director of Nursing has the responsibility of providing professional nursing ... Managing our resources responsibly by operating in a fiscally responsible manner and providing ...
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