Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary

Long Term Care Nursing Directors earn around $81K per year on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in Honolulu, offering approximately $108K at the median. Long Term Care Nursing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), Austin (+21 percent), Fort Worth (+9 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,803 - $102,800
$61K
$81K
$100K
MEDIAN: $81,264
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$27.52 - $45.14
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MEDIAN: $34.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,803 - $102,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$60,626 - $104,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.52 - $45.14  
   
Overtime
$28.60 - $73.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
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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$60,626 - $104,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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 who go on to become Nursing Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Nursing Director, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Long Term Care Nursing Directors include Golden LivingCenters, Sava Senior Care, HCR ManorCare, Consulate Health Care, and Genesis HealthCare. Consulate Health Care offers the largest salaries in town — $90K on average.

Golden LivingCenters is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $80K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $49K while workers on the upper end may rake in $127K.

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 Clinical Supervision, People Management, Operations Management, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include management. For most people, competency in Geriatrics indicates knowledge of 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $75K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $80K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Long Term Care Nursing Directors make a median salary of $83K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $84K.

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 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$81,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

Clinical Supervision
▲9%

People Management
▲5%

▲1%


Long Term Care
▼0%

Geriatrics
▼0%

National Average
$81,000

management
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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