Nursing Home Administrator Salary

Median pay for Nursing Home Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $82K per year. Final cash compensation to Nursing Home Administrators varies from around $48K to approximately $120K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $10K, respectively. While experience level and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Nursing Home Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Nursing Home Administrators (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,504 - $113,159
(Median)
$50K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,760
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$14.29 - $50.63
(Median)
$14
$26
$51
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,504 - $113,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,848  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$48,404 - $119,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $50.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$48,404 - $119,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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Nursing Home Administrators who take on a higher-level position such as Executive Director may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Executive Directors on average bring home $74K.

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For Nursing Home Administrators, comfortable salaries can be found at Golden LivingCenters; in fact, median earnings sit around $97K, the highest in the area.


Survey results suggest that Nursing Home Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in registered nurse, Budget Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management, Leadership, and Human Resources. Experience with Budget Management is often linked with knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Nursing Home Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $72K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $87K. On average, Nursing Home Administrators make $93K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $97K.

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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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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 10%



Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%

Team Leadership
up arrow 5%

Administration
up arrow 4%

National Average
$82,000

Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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