Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary

Median pay for Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States comes out to approximately $77K annually, but employers in Austin pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $98K. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,757 - $99,860
(Median)
$59K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,976
10%
50%
90%

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$24.65 - $45.09
(Median)
$25
$34
$45
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,757 - $99,860  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,181  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,980  
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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$58,315 - $101,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.65 - $45.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,181  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,980  
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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$58,315 - $101,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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


Long Term Care Nursing Directors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at HCR ManorCare, where the median salary comes to $90K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($70K) and those starting out ($126K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Bringing up the rear, Golden LivingCenters' median pay of $78K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $116K.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Long Term Care Nursing Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Wound Care, Geriatrics, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $71K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $81K.

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
$77,000



Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Wound Care
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Long Term Care
0%

National Average
$77,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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