Nursing Home Administrator Salary

Median pay for Nursing Home Administrators in the United States is around $81K per year. 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. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nursing Home Administrators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Job satisfaction for Nursing Home Administrators is high. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,084 - $111,160
(Median)
$49K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,551
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$12.00 - $45.15
(Median)
$12
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,084 - $111,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,655  
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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$47,736 - $117,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,041
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $45.15  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $80.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,655  
   
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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$47,736 - $117,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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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Nursing Home Administrators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Team Leadership, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Leadership. 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. On average, Nursing Home Administrators make $92K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $96K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries


Team Leadership
up arrow 7%


Human Resources
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%

National Average
$81,000

Leadership
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 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
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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