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Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary

Median pay for Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States comes out to approximately $76K per year, but employers in Honolulu pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $108K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+30 percent), Houston (+27 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$57,605 - $98,048
(Median)
$58K
$76K
$98K
MEDIAN: $75,758
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$24.01 - $44.31
(Median)
$24
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,605 - $98,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,217  
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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$56,386 - $100,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,074
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.01 - $44.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.78  
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 - $10,217  
   
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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$56,386 - $100,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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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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 $73K.

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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 Consulate Health Care, where the average salary comes to $83K.

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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Long Term Care Nursing Directors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Wound Care, Geriatrics, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Geriatrics tend to be well versed 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.


For Long Term Care Nursing Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $70K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Long Term Care Nursing Directors make a median salary of $78K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings 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
$75,000



Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries


Wound Care
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Geriatrics
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Long Term Care
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National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 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: 51% employee benefits None: 22%
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