Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary

Salaries for Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States average out at around $76K annually, but Honolulu employers pay the most, offering approximately $108K on average. Long Term Care Nursing Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+29 percent), Houston (+23 percent), Fort Worth (+21 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,981 - $98,236
(Median)
$58K
$76K
$98K
MEDIAN: $76,191
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$24.02 - $44.94
(Median)
$24
$33
$45
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,981 - $98,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,253  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$56,819 - $100,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,112
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.02 - $44.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,253  
   
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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$56,819 - $100,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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.

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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 $73K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Those at Consulate Health Care can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $83K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Golden LivingCenters — median pay is $74K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $62K and only reaching $97K.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Survey takers who work as Long Term Care Nursing Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Wound Care, Geriatrics, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


For Long Term Care Nursing Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $75K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $82K on average.

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 190 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
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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