Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary

Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States earn an average of $76K annually; salaries are particularly strong in Honolulu, where workers earn around $108K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+29 percent), Houston (+23 percent), Fort Worth (+16 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,203 - $98,465

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$24.03 - $45.40

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,203 - $98,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,268  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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$57,220 - $100,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,136
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Hourly Rate
$24.03 - $45.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.93  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,268  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$57,220 - $100,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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

  • Maintain relationships with patients and families.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Directs the clinical and administrative staff in quality and consistent patient care.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Long Term Care Nursing Director


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For Long Term Care Nursing Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Long Term Care Nursing Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Nursing Director.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Consulate Health Care offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $83K.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Typical Long Term Care Nursing Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Wound Care, Geriatrics, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Geriatrics also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Long Term Care Nursing Director

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


Long Term Care Nursing Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $71K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. On average, Long Term Care Nursing Directors make $79K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $82K.

Long Term Care Nursing Director Reviews

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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Experience Affects Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries


Wound Care
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Long Term Care
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National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 23%
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