Nursing Home Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $53K to $106K per year, median earnings come to $79K per year. In the world of Nursing Home Directors, overall cash allowance can sometimes include more than $10K from bonuses, causing incomes to vary widely between $53K and $106K. The vast majority of Nursing Home Directors (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of Nursing Home Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$54,957 - $104,242
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MEDIAN: $78,677
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$17.78 - $45.46
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$54,957 - $104,242  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,155  
Profit Sharing
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$53,034 - $106,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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$17.78 - $45.46  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $10,155  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$53,034 - $106,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Nursing Home Director

A nursing home director oversees all of the operations within a nursing home. When potential clients come to see the facilities, the director may have to give tours, as well as explain what the facilities offer and answer any questions that arise. Marketing plans and efforts are also carried out by the director. The nursing home director should have strong management skills, as they oversee a variety of staff such as nurses, other care professionals, food service providers and groundskeepers.

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Nursing Home Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Plan and direct the nursing program.
  • Maintain relationships with patients and families.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Home Director


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As Nursing Home Directors transition into upper-level roles like Nursing Home Administrators, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Nursing Home Administrators earn the same amount as Nursing Home Directors on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $71K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Nursing Home Director with more than 20 years of experience can earn $86K on average.

Nursing Home Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Nursing Home Director in Chattanooga:
Learn the lay of the land. Know true goals of immediate supervisor. ...may surprise you that goals differ. Take time away....prepare your staff to function well Without you...Listen more than you talk.....appreciate strength and don't make excuses for your weaker team members. The group is only as strong as the weakest partner....make that partner you and you will be fine.

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Key Stats for Nursing Home Director

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Nursing Home Director Salaries


Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Geriatrics
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National Average
$79,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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