Nursing Home Administrator Salary

For Nursing Home Administrators, yearly average wages total $81K annually. In the world of Nursing Home Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $48K and $118K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nursing Home Administrators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. While some workers in this profession — about a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,105 - $111,103
(Median)
$49K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,674
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$12.05 - $44.93
(Median)
$12
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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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
$49,105 - $111,103  
   
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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$47,652 - $117,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,054
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $44.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.83  
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$50K$100K$150K
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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$47,652 - $117,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Median pay for Licensed Nursing Home Administrators is $81K.

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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 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. Aptitude in Budget Management tends to also indicate an understanding 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. Nursing Home Administrators see a median salary of $91K after reaching 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 $96K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

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%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$81,000

Leadership
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 24%

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
18%

Common Health Benefits

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