Nursing Home Director Salary (United States)

Nursing Home Directors with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than half of Nursing Home Directors in the United States. Salaries average out to around $73,809 annually and spread from $51,232 to $102,045 per year. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and 28 percent lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nursing Home Directors. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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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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  
PayScale
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.
  • Plan and direct the nursing program.

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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, pay rises to approximately $77K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $78K. After 20 years of work in the field, Nursing Home Directors typically earn $81K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Age distribution in this workforce is quite spread out, with those with between one and nine years of experience accounting for 39 percent of the workforce, those with 10-20 making up 32 percent and those with more than two decades of experience rounding out the remaining 26 percent.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

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