Assisted Living Director Salary

Assisted Living Directors in the United States can expect wages of $57K annually on average. Most Assisted Living Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Women make up the vast majority of Assisted Living Directors (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,011 - $76,901
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,648
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90%

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$14.62 - $31.19
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,011 - $76,901  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
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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$35,705 - $77,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $31.19  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
   
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).
)
$35,705 - $77,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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 focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Nursing, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management and Nursing.

Pay by Experience Level for Assisted Living Director

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


For Assisted Living Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $51K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $55K. Assisted Living Directors see a median salary of $60K after reaching 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%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$55,000

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
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%
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