A Nursing Home Administrator earns an average salary of $79,357 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Human Resources is associated with high pay for this job.
Nursing Home Administrator Total Pay (?
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$50,073 - $105,295
(Median)
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63K
79K
94K
110K
MEDIAN: $79,356
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Nursing Home Administrator Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $45.94
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,073 - $105,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,490  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$49,115 - $112,198  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 690
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $45.94  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $28.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,490  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$49,115 - $112,198  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 690
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Job Description for Nursing Home Administrator
A nursing home administrator's main function is the management of the residents in a nursing home. They oversee development and implementation of the facility management system, as well as supervise and coordinate the work of all departments. Typically a nursing home administrator provides oversight of the facility's quality assurance process; to do this, they must have good working knowledge of relevant local, federal, and state laws.
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Nursing Home Administrator 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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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Administrator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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Charlotte
up arrow 23%
Indianapolis
up arrow 20%
Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$80,000
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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$80,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 14%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%
National Average
$80,000
Leadership
up arrow 7%
People Management
up arrow 23%
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Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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