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Nursing Home Administrator Salary (United States)

Pay for Nursing Home Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $80K annually. Overall incomes of Nursing Home Administrators generally bottom out at around $48K and peak near $116K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $19K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Nursing Home Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Nursing Home Administrators who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Nursing Home Administrator Salary (?
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$49,131 - $108,480
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MEDIAN: $79,790
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Nursing Home Administrator Salary (?
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$10.93 - $46.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,131 - $108,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,411  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$47,631 - $115,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 866
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $46.91  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $29.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,411  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$47,631 - $115,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Survey results show that Nursing Home Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Budget Management, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 14 percent. Budget Management and Operations Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nursing Home Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $70K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $86K. For Nursing Home Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $90K. 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.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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Albuquerque
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San Antonio
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Charlotte
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Indianapolis
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Pittsburgh
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Houston
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Dallas
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Tampa
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Chicago
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National Average
$80,000
St. Louis
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Oklahoma City
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Minneapolis
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Tulsa
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Little Rock
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Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Nursing Home Administrators in Albuquerque receive some of the highest pay in the country. Nursing Home Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+31 percent), San Antonio (+25 percent), Charlotte (+21 percent), and Indianapolis (+16 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Nursing Home Administrators is geography, with workers in Little Rock earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tulsa (19 percent lower) and Minneapolis (12 percent lower).

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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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People Management
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National Average
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%