Nursing Home Director Salary

Nursing Home Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $76K annually on average but can range from $53K to $101K per year. Work is enjoyable for Nursing Home Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$55,146 - $100,088
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$55K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,361
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$14.95 - $45.24
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$15
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$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$55,146 - $100,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $5,057  
Total Pay (?
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$53,066 - $101,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $45.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,139  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $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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$53,066 - $101,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Nursing Home Administrator. Median pay for Nursing Home Administrators is $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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nursing Home Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $68K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $74K. Nursing Home Directors bring in $79K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $82K.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

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 31 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 25%