Nursing Home Administrator Salary

The median pay for Nursing Home Administrators comes out to approximately $86K per year in the United States, but employers in Philadelphia offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $105K. Nursing Home Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Columbus (+8 percent), and Portland (+4 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,381 - $118,847
$57K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,036
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$13.91 - $57.89
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MEDIAN: $26.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,381 - $118,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,029  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,011  
Total Pay (?
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$53,546 - $123,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 800
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $57.89  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,011  
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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$53,546 - $123,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Plan and direct the nursing program.
  • Maintain relationships with patients and families.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Home Administrator


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Many Nursing Home Administrators move into Executive Director roles. Executive Directors seem to make a little less than Nursing Home Administrators as their salaries average out to $74K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nursing Home Administrator


The biggest paychecks can be found at Genesis HealthCare — the median salary there is $105K.

Popular Skills for Nursing Home Administrator


Nursing Home Administrators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medicaid & Medicare Regulation, Regulatory Compliance, Budget Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources and Leadership. Most people familiar with Budget Management also know People Management and Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Nursing Home Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Nursing Home Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nursing Home Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 202 salaries. An experienced Nursing Home Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 248 salaries. A Nursing Home Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 174 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,691

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Nursing Home Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nursing Home Administrator?

Nursing Home Administrator in Kansas City:
"Challenging, rewarding, people skills required."
Pros: Satisfaction of trying to make a difference in hurting people's lives; helping people get "better", being there as a proverbial shoulder to cry on; working with well trained professionals to provide the needed health care to those with support and/or treatment needs.
Cons: Stress, long hours, cleaning up other's messes, firing an employee, organizing lots of staff to reach a strategic goal, problem solving without the result hoped for.

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Key Stats for Nursing Home Administrator

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$87,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Medicaid & Medicare Regulation
▲15%

Regulatory Compliance
▲7%




Team Leadership
▲2%

registered nurse
▲1%

National Average
$87,000

Administration
▼1%

Leadership
▼10%

Human Resources
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%
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