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Nursing Home Director Salary

Nursing Home Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $76K annually on average but can range from $52K to $102K per year. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Job satisfaction for Nursing Home Directors is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$53,956 - $100,789
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MEDIAN: $75,750
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$14.90 - $45.97
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$53,956 - $100,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$51,980 - $101,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $45.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
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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$51,980 - $101,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Many Nursing Home Directors move into a Nursing Home Administrator role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Nursing Home Administrators on average bring in a similar salary to Nursing Home Directors.

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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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $68K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Nursing Home Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 $83K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 27%