Median pay for Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States comes out to approximately $81K 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 Houston (+23 percent), Austin (+22 percent), Fort Worth (+10 percent), and Indianapolis (+5 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,749 - $102,825
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$61K
$81K
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MEDIAN: $80,772
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$27.35 - $43.47
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$27
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,749 - $102,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,351  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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$60,424 - $103,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 646
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.35 - $43.47  
   
Overtime
$28.19 - $74.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,351  
   
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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$60,424 - $103,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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 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


Golden LivingCenters, Sava Senior Care, HCR ManorCare, Consulate Health Care, and Genesis HealthCare are all popular places to work. Consulate Health Care offers the largest salaries in town — $90K on average.

With a median salary of only $79K, Golden LivingCenters pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $49K to $128K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Survey results suggest that Long Term Care Nursing Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, People Management, Operations Management, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Geriatrics are, more often than not, 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $74K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $80K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. 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 $84K.

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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
$80,000



Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

Clinical Supervision
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People Management
up arrow 6%

Operations Management
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Geriatrics
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Wound Care
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Long Term Care
0%

National Average
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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