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Nursing Home Director Salary

Nursing Home Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $76K annually, but may range from $53K to $101K per year. In the world of Nursing Home Directors, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $101K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While roughly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$54,986 - $99,391
(Median)
$55K
$76K
$99K
MEDIAN: $76,463
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$14.92 - $45.36
(Median)
$15
$30
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,986 - $99,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,861  
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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$53,288 - $100,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $45.36  
   
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 - $7,861  
   
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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$53,288 - $100,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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.


For many Nursing Home Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $68K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. Nursing Home Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $82K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 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
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 26%
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