AONE Salary and Compensation Study

AONE Salary and Compensation Study for Nurse Leaders | 2013

AONE members have unlimited access to the AONE Salary and Compensation Study for Nurse Leaders, executive summary and online reporting tool. Non-members may purchase 90 days access of both resources through the AONE Online Store. Order your copy now!

The AONE Salary and Compensation Study for Nurse Leaders has 68 pages of in-depth findings covering the salary, benefits, bonus structure and job satisfaction for responding nurse leaders nationwide. With over 4,000 nurse leaders participating, it is the only report aggregating this information specifically for nurse leaders. The report also outlines work setting characteristics, nurse leader demographics and other practice information for nursing leadership professionals.

In the report you’ll find information such as:

  • Salary: Nearly one-third (31%) of responding nurse leaders’ salaries fall between $100,000 and $130,000, while 35 percent of nurse leaders earn less than $100,000 per year.
  • Salary by education: Those with Doctorates (38%) or Master’s degrees (22%) are the most likely to earn more than $160,000 per year. Few respondents with a Bachelor’s and no respondents with an Associate’s degree report earning more than $160,000 per year.
  • Salary by employer: Military/VA/government employees are the most likely (85%) to earn between $80,000 and $160,000 per year.

Online Reporting Tool
The online reporting tool allows individuals to do custom analysis based on variables such as: organization type, title, location and span of control.

For additional information about the AONE salary and compensation study, please contact Alyse Kittner, membership manager, at

Data was collected confidentially and has been shared throughout this report in aggregate form. The collection of data and presentation in this report follows the safety zone requirements described in the Statement of Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Enforcement Policy on provider participation in exchanges of price and cost information.