Nursing Home Director Salary

Nursing Home Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K per year on average but can range from $54K to $101K per year. Final cash compensation to Nursing Home Directors varies from around $54K to approximately $101K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $7K, respectively. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$54,941 - $100,341
(Median)
$55K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,465
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$14.90 - $45.30
(Median)
$15
$30
$45
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,941 - $100,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,919  
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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$53,677 - $101,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,919  
   
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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$53,677 - $101,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.

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Nursing Home Directors who go on to become Nursing Home Administrators may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Nursing Home Administrator, an upper-level role, pays $78K.

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Nursing Home Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Geriatrics and Long Term Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. Nursing Home Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Nursing Home Directors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $83K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Nursing Home Director Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 14%

Long Term Care
up arrow 10%

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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 26%
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