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Nursing Home Administrator Salary

Nursing Home Administrators in the United States take home an average $80K annually. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Nursing Home Administrators spread between $47K and $117K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although roughly a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Nursing Home Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Nursing Home Administrators who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,823 - $110,671
(Median)
$49K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,351
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50%
90%

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$11.33 - $45.95
(Median)
$11
$26
$46
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,823 - $110,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,617  
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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$47,013 - $117,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 991
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $45.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,617  
   
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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$47,013 - $117,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Home Administrator


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Many Nursing Home Administrators move into a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators on average bring in a similar salary to Nursing Home Administrators.

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Survey results show that Nursing Home Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Budget Management, Team Leadership, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Leadership. Budget Management and Operations Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Administrator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $87K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Nursing Home Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $91K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Nursing Home Administrator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $97K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 13%



Team Leadership
up arrow 7%

People Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$81,000

Leadership
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 21%
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