Nursing Home Director Salary

Roughly three in five of Nursing Home Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $54K to $101K per year, and the average comes out to $77K annually. Overall cash earnings for Nursing Home Directors stretch from $54K on the lower end to $101K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Most Nursing Home Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,089 - $100,281

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$14.90 - $45.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,089 - $100,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,018  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,556  
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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$53,703 - $101,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,556  
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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$53,703 - $101,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Home Director


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For Nursing Home Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Nursing Home Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Nursing Home Administrator.

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Typical Nursing Home Directors report a focused set of job skills. Geriatrics and Long Term Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Home Director

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


Nursing Home Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $69K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $77K. Nursing Home Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $79K. Nursing Home Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $82K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Nursing Home Director Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 14%

Long Term Care
up arrow 3%

National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 26%
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