Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary

Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States earn an average of $82K annually, and top pay can be found in Honolulu, where the average is $108K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+21 percent), Austin (+20 percent), Fort Worth (+8 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$61,080 - $102,788
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$82K
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MEDIAN: $81,764
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$27.37 - $45.93
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MEDIAN: $33.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,080 - $102,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,693  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$60,804 - $104,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 514
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$27.37 - $45.93  
   
Overtime
$28.60 - $73.40  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,693  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$60,804 - $104,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Long term care nursing directors are generally employed by nursing homes and larger facilities, such as CCRCs (continuing care retirement communities). In many cases, the long term care nursing director is second-in-command to the facility administrator, and, as such, assumes all of the administrator's duties in the event of their absence. They also are responsible for interviewing potential new hires, conducting performance reviews for existing staff, and overseeing in-service training for the staff under their leadership. Staff development, goal-setting, and ensuring compliance with all state and local regulations also falls under their purview.

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Long Term Care Nursing Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Plan and direct the nursing program.
  • Maintain relationships with patients and families.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.

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Long Term Care Nursing Directors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Nursing Director. Median pay for Nursing Directors is $74K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Golden LivingCenters, Sava Senior Care, HCR ManorCare, Genesis HealthCare, and Consulate Health Care are among the top companies that take on many Long Term Care Nursing Directors. Consulate Health Care offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $90K.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $129K, Golden LivingCenters still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $82K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Survey results imply that Long Term Care Nursing Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Clinical Supervision, Operations Management, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like management. Most people who know Geriatrics also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Pay by Experience for a Long Term Care Nursing Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Long Term Care Nursing Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Long Term Care Nursing Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Long Term Care Nursing Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 244 salaries. A Long Term Care Nursing Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 192 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,518

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Long Term Care Nursing Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Long Term Care Nursing Director?

Long Term Care Nursing Director in Erie:
"Being in charge of other's lives."
Pros: I enjoy the connection I make with our residents, families, staff and peers. I enjoy being responsible for coming up with solutions to concerns, and including my team of staff to assist in those solutions. I hold my expectations very high, and enjoy watching my team develop into self motivated, self initiating nursing staff.
Cons: The position of Director of Nursing can be challenging and overwhelming at times, to the point that I feel I do not know where to start with all the facets of my position I am responsible for. I particularly do not enjoy dealing with a nursing schedule.

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Key Stats for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

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National Average
$82,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

People Management
▲4%

Clinical Supervision
▲4%


Long Term Care
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$82,000

management
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 25%
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