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Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary (United States)

The median salary for Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States is $75K annually, and compared to other cities, Houston offers the biggest paychecks at around $90K on average. Long Term Care Nursing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Knoxville (+6 percent) and Cleveland (+4 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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 (?
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: 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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As Long Term Care Nursing Directors transition into upper-level roles, like Nursing Director, they may not see a turn in salary. a Nursing Director usually earns the same amount as Long Term Care Nursing Directors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Sava Senior Care offers the largest salaries in town — $83K on average.
Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $65K to just $98K — but Golden LivingCenters offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $75K. Employees at HCR ManorCare can also expect below-average earnings.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Long Term Care Nursing Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Geriatrics, Long Term Care, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Geriatrics are also skilled in 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $69K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $78K. 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 $79K on average. Age distribution in this workforce is quite spread out, with those with between one and nine years of experience accounting for 39 percent of the workforce, those with 10-20 making up 31 percent and those with more than two decades of experience rounding out the remaining 29 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$75,000
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Omaha
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Dayton
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Experience Affects Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

Operations Management
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Long Term Care
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$75,000
Wound Care
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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%