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Assisted Living Director Salary

Assisted Living Directors in the United States pull down an average of $55K annually. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The vast majority of Assisted Living Directors (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assisted Living Directors. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$37,398 - $76,159
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MEDIAN: $55,027
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$14.19 - $31.75
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,398 - $76,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,852 - $77,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $31.75  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $35.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$34,852 - $77,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
United States (change)

Job Description for Assisted Living Director

The assisted living director holds a management position that includes overseeing an assisted living facility. They ensure that programs, services, and maintenance are carried out correctly and that employees adhere to all policies. Often, the director is required to administer training programs to staff as well. The assisted living director works with employees to make sure that residents are receiving the care that they need. The director helps figure out solutions when a resident has a change in condition, and scheduling is often a part of their duties as well. The director may be in charge of hiring and firing employees when necessary.

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Assisted Living Director Tasks

  • Act as liaison for conflict resolution between staff, patients, family members and physicians.
  • Plan and direct the assisted living program.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with boarding home regulations, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Directs the staff in quality and caring support of patients.

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Assisted Living Directors report a focused set of job skills. Budget Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assisted Living Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Assisted Living Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assisted Living Directors make a median salary of $58K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $63K.

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Experience Affects Assisted Living Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Assisted Living Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 12%

National Average
$54,000

People Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%