Nursing Home Administrator Salary (United States)

Salaries for Nursing Home Administrators in the United States sit in the ballpark of $80,196 per year. Compensation generally starts at $48,247 and does not exceed $114,964 per year. Total cash compensation runs from $49,472 to $108,031, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $17,002 and profit sharing that reaches $19,727. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Women make up the majority of Nursing Home Administrators (65 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Nursing Home Administrator Salary (?
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$49,472 - $108,031
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MEDIAN: $79,644
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Nursing Home Administrator Salary (?
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$10.27 - $46.48
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,472 - $108,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,002  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$48,247 - $114,964  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 758
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $46.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,002  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$48,247 - $114,964  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Popular Skills for Nursing Home Administrator

Nursing Home Administrators report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Budget Management, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 10 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Nursing Home Administrators can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $69K, increasing to $86K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $89K after one to two decades. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Nursing Home Administrators tend to earn $100K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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Albuquerque
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Charlotte
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Tampa
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Indianapolis
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Dallas
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Pittsburgh
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$80,000
Oklahoma City
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Little Rock
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Albuquerque offers some of the highest pay in the country for Nursing Home Administrators, 31 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Philadelphia, Charlotte, Tampa, and Indianapolis, top-paying markets where Nursing Home Administrators rake in more than the national norm (+31 percent, +21 percent, +20 percent, and +18 percent). Place of residency plays a huge part in a Nursing Home Administrator's salary, with Little Rock Nursing Home Administrators earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$80,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
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National Average
$80,000
People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%
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