Assisted Living Director Salary

Assisted Living Directors in the United States take home approximately $56K annually on average. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Assisted Living Directors are female. For the most part, Assisted Living Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,781 - $76,870
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,348
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90%

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$14.65 - $31.15
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,781 - $76,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,062  
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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$35,759 - $77,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $31.15  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,062  
   
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).
)
$35,759 - $77,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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 narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Nursing, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assisted Living Director

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


For many Assisted Living Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $51K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $55K. On average, Assisted Living Directors make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.

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Experience Affects Assisted Living Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Assisted Living Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$55,000

Nursing
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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