Nursing Home Administrator Salary

Average Nursing Home Administrators in the United States make around $82K annually. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Nursing Home Administrators spread between $48K and $120K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The majority of Nursing Home Administrators (64 percent) who took the survey are female. The majority of Nursing Home Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,504 - $113,159
(Median)
$50K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,760
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$14.29 - $50.63
(Median)
$14
$26
$51
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,504 - $113,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,848  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$48,404 - $119,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $50.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$48,404 - $119,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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Many Nursing Home Administrators transition into upper-level roles like Executive Director. However, Executive Directors do report a slightly lower median income of $74K per year.

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Nursing Home Administrators seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Golden LivingCenters, where the average salary comes to $97K.


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in registered nurse, Budget Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management, Leadership, and Human Resources. Those with knowledge of Budget Management tend to be skilled in Operations Management as well.

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $72K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $87K. On average, Nursing Home Administrators make $93K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $97K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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What is it like working as a Nursing Home Administrator?

Nursing Home Administrator in Kansas City:
"Challenging, rewarding, people skills required."
Pros: Satisfaction of trying to make a difference in hurting people's lives; helping people get "better", being there as a proverbial shoulder to cry on; working with well trained professionals to provide the needed health care to those with support and/or treatment needs.
Cons: Stress, long hours, cleaning up other's messes, firing an employee, organizing lots of staff to reach a strategic goal, problem solving without the result hoped for.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 10%



Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%

Team Leadership
up arrow 5%

Administration
up arrow 4%

National Average
$82,000

Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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