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7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs

7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs

Megan Malugani | Monster Contributing Writer

Nursing may be a labor of love, but it is also a profession in which some additional education and training can go a long way toward taking your job title — and salary — to the next level.

Here are seven top-paying jobs in the profession, covering a range of positions and requiring various degrees and certifications, with salary data from the Salary Wizard:


Head of Nursing

Median Salary: $178,884
Typical Requirements: Master’s degree in area of specialty and at least 15 years of experience

Combining strong nursing experience with the overall planning, personnel oversight and policy-making duties of a top executive, one of nursing’s top big-picture positions is also one that brings home the biggest bucks. While the position leans strongly toward the executive end (most hospitals require a master’s degree in nursing and many are hoping for an MBA as well), hands-on nursing experience is also important for conveying the nursing staff’s needs to top management. The head of nursing — also called chief nursing officer or chief nursing executive — reflects the senior nurse management position in an organization.

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    mikeh81

    about 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Again this depends on which State you are working, because that's about what nurses makes in New York and California

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    jldelaney

    about 2 years ago

    12 comments

    LMAO! I've been a charge nurse on an Oncology unit for 3 years and only grossed $45,000 this year. NOT accurate!

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    alphamale

    over 4 years ago

    82 comments

    Best job in nursing.

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