Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary (United States)

Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States earn an average of $74,900 per year, and top pay can be found in Houston, where the average is $90K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Knoxville (+6 percent) and Cleveland (+4 percent). The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary (?
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$56,380 - $97,124
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MEDIAN: $74,983
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Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary (?
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$23.02 - $44.39
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$56,380 - $97,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,701  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,833  
Total Pay (?
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$55,407 - $99,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 916
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.02 - $44.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,701  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,833  
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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$55,407 - $99,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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 correlate with a rise in salary. Typically, 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 Sava Senior Care, where typical salaries come to $83,381.
Not only do salaries lack room to grow—pay ranges from $65K to just $100K—but Golden LivingCenters offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $75,047. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include HCR ManorCare at $77,092 and Sava Senior Care where $83,381 is the norm.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Professional skills reported by Long Term Care Nursing Directors are few in number. Operations Management is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 4 percent. Those familiar with Geriatrics also tend to 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.
Though Long Term Care Nursing Directors can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $69K to $77K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $78K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Long Term Care Nursing Directors at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $79K. Age distribution in this workforce is widespread and evident in its breakdown: 39 percent of those who answered report one to nine years of experience; 31 percent claim 10-20 years, and 29 percent have more than two decades under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

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$75,000

Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%