Nursing Home Administrator Salary

Median pay for Nursing Home Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $80K annually. In the world of Nursing Home Administrators, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $117K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Female Nursing Home Administrators are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Work is enjoyable for Nursing Home Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,920 - $109,846
(Median)
$49K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,195
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$11.15 - $48.37
(Median)
$11
$27
$48
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,920 - $109,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,667  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$47,728 - $117,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 954
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $48.37  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,667  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$47,728 - $117,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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 report using a wide range of professional 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Leadership. 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. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $91K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $96K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

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 132 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%