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Nursing Home Director Salary

Nursing Home Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than three-fifths of Nursing Home Directors. Pay fluctuates from $54K to $101K per year, but expected earnings average $77K per year. Total cash compensation to Nursing Home Directors bottoms out near $54K and approaches $101K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nursing Home Directors. While some workers in this profession — close to a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,055 - $99,810
(Median)
$55K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,932
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$14.87 - $45.60
(Median)
$15
$30
$46
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,055 - $99,810  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,081  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $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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$53,566 - $101,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $45.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $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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$53,566 - $101,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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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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. 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 $74K. Nursing Home Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $82K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 26%
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