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Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary

The median salary for Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States is approximately $76K annually, but employers pay the most in Honolulu, offering around $108K on average. Long Term Care Nursing Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+30 percent), Houston (+26 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,599 - $98,118
(Median)
$58K
$76K
$98K
MEDIAN: $75,851
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$23.96 - $44.93
(Median)
$24
$33
$45
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,599 - $98,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,283  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$56,413 - $100,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,083
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.96 - $44.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,283  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$56,413 - $100,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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 largest salaries in town — $83K on average.

Pay for Long Term Care Nursing Directors is the lowest at Golden LivingCenters, which has a median salary of $74K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $97K.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Long Term Care Nursing Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Wound Care, Geriatrics, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Long Term Care Nursing Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $70K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $75K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $78K. 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
$76,000



Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries


Wound Care
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National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 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
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 22%
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