Nursing Home Director Salary

Approximately 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 per year. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most Nursing Home Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$54,969 - $100,170
(Median)
$55K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,377
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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
$54,969 - $100,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$1,253 - $5,057  
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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$53,701 - $101,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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 - $8,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,253 - $5,057  
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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$53,701 - $101,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 transition into an upper level Nursing Home Administrator position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Nursing Home Administrator makes $78K a year.

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Survey takers who work as Nursing Home Directors typically report just a few professional 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $69K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $76K. Nursing Home Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 $83K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

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
17%
10-19 years
30%
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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