Nursing Home Director Salary (United States)

The majority of Nursing Home Directors in the United States—just under three-fifths—boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $51,232 to $102,045 per year and typically amount to $73,809 per year. Some workers in this field—28 percent—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by around two-thirds and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Nursing Home Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Nursing Home Director Salary (?
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$53,058 - $101,324
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MEDIAN: $75,198
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Nursing Home Director Salary (?
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$14.93 - $44.54
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,058 - $101,324  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,232 - $102,045  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$14.93 - $44.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $5,000  
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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$51,232 - $102,045  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Job Description for Nursing Home Director

  • 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 Director

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Nursing Home Directors' salary tends to stay somewhat level despite career advancements. Those who assume higher-end positions like Nursing Home Administrator tend to get paid about the same as they did in lower-level roles.

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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.
For many Nursing Home Directors, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. New salaries start at $67K and reach $77K in five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $78K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Nursing Home Directors tend to earn $81K at this point in time. In this field, age distribution is widespread: 26 percent of those surveyed report the most experience (more than two decades), and 39 percent have the least experience (one to nine years). 32 percent of respondents fall in the middle, with 10-20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$74,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 28%
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