Nursing Home Director Salary

Nursing Home Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $54K to $103K per year, median earnings come to $78K per year. In the world of Nursing Home Directors, overall income ranges from $54K near the bottom to $103K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. For the most part, Nursing Home Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,012 - $101,281
(Median)
$55K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,171
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$19.57 - $46.64
(Median)
$20
$32
$47
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,012 - $101,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,510  
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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$54,213 - $102,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $46.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,510  
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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$54,213 - $102,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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

  • 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 Directors may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Nursing Home Administrator. Nursing Home Administrators on average make about as much as Nursing Home Directors do.

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Nursing Home Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Geriatrics and Long Term Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Director

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


Nursing Home Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $70K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $78K. On average, Nursing Home Directors make $80K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
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Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Nursing Home Director Salaries


Geriatrics
up arrow 11%

National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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