How much does a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) make in the United States? The average Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) salary in the United States is $249,310 as of December 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $213,110 and $289,930. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $213,110 10% $180,152 90% $326,912 75% $289,930 $249,310 50%(Median)
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The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) develops and implements nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives. Plans and directs all nursing personnel. Being a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) ensures that all patients receive the highest quality care. Reviews nursing department operations to ensure compliance with established standards. In addition, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) requires a master's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to top management. The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2023

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