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Nursing Home Administrator Salary (United States)

Nursing Home Administrators in the United States can typically expect wages of $80K annually. Overall cash earnings for Nursing Home Administrators stretch from $48K on the lower end to $115K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $17K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Most Nursing Home Administrators (65 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Nursing Home Administrator Salary (?
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$49,472 - $108,031
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MEDIAN: $79,644
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Nursing Home Administrator Salary (?
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$10.27 - $46.48
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,472 - $108,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,002  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$48,247 - $114,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 758
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $46.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $99.33  
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 - $17,002  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$48,247 - $114,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Popular Skills for Nursing Home Administrator

Survey takers who work as Nursing Home Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Budget Management, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 10 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of People Management.

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $69K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $89K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Nursing Home Administrator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $94K on average. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, just over a half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around a sixth.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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Albuquerque
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Charlotte
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Tampa
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Indianapolis
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Dallas
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Pittsburgh
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$80,000
Oklahoma City
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Little Rock
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Nursing Home Administrators will find that Albuquerque offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Nursing Home Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+31 percent), Charlotte (+21 percent), Tampa (+20 percent), and Indianapolis (+18 percent). Nursing Home Administrators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Nursing Home Administrators in Little Rock bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$80,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
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National Average
$80,000
People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%