Nursing Home Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $85K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Nursing Home Administrators generally runs between $51K and $123K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nursing Home Administrators. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$54,281 - $118,521
$54K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,078
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$14.13 - $56.14
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$56
MEDIAN: $25.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,281 - $118,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,953  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,332  
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$50,546 - $122,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 841
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $56.14  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $43.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,332  
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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$50,546 - $122,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Nursing Home Administrator


Golden LivingCenters leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $97K.

Popular Skills for Nursing Home Administrator


Nursing Home Administrators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Regulatory Compliance, Medicaid & Medicare Regulation, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 16 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources and Leadership. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in People Management and Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Administrator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nursing Home Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $75K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $90K. Nursing Home Administrators see a median salary of $95K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $101K.

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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
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
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Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 25%

Medicaid & Medicare Regulation
up arrow 16%



registered nurse
up arrow 5%

Team Leadership
up arrow 4%


Administration
0%

National Average
$86,000

Leadership
up arrow 9%

Human Resources
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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