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Nursing Home Director Salary (United States)

Nursing Home Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Nursing Home Directors. Salaries average out to around $75K per year and spread from $51K to $102K per year. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nursing Home Directors. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$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  
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 who go on to become Nursing Home Administrators may see somewhat stagnant compensation. Typically, a Nursing Home Administrator, an upper-level role, pays $78K.

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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 Nursing Home Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $67K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. For Nursing Home Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $78K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $81K. Age distribution in this workforce is widespread and evident in its breakdown: 39 percent of those who answered report one to nine years of experience; 32 percent claim 10-20 years, and 26 percent have more than two decades under their belt.

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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
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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%