An average Assisted Living Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $58K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Assisted Living Directors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 90 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,417 - $77,211
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$77K
MEDIAN: $57,751
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50%
90%

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$13.67 - $30.54
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,417 - $77,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,821  
Profit Sharing
$30.00  
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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$35,818 - $76,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.67 - $30.54  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,821  
   
Profit Sharing
$30.00  
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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$35,818 - $76,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Assisted Living Director

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. Assisted Living Directors see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $60K.

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Experience Affects Assisted Living Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Assisted Living Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 26%

People Management
0%

National Average
$56,000

Nursing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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