Nursing Home Administrator Salary

Nursing Home Administrators in the United States take home an average $81K annually. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Nursing Home Administrators spread between $48K and $118K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Nursing Home Administrators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,262 - $111,059

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$12.11 - $45.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,262 - $111,059  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,698  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$47,976 - $117,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,064
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $45.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,698  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$47,976 - $117,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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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For Nursing Home Administrators, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Nursing Home Administrators earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

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Survey results suggest that Nursing Home Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Team Leadership, Operations Management, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. People Management and Leadership as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those with knowledge of Budget Management tend to be skilled in Operations Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Administrator

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


For many Nursing Home Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $69K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $86K. Nursing Home Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $91K. Nursing Home Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $96K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries


Team Leadership
up arrow 7%


Human Resources
up arrow 5%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%

National Average
$81,000

Leadership
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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