The majority of Nursing Home Directors in the United States — a little over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $53K to $104K per year, and the median is $77K annually. Total incomes of Nursing Home Directors incorporate potential for, in rare cases, more than $10K from bonuses; these performance components cause packages to range between $53K and $104K. While just over a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The vast majority (90 percent) of Nursing Home Directors who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,071 - $102,335
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$55K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,419
10%
50%
90%

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$19.77 - $45.01
(Median)
$20
$34
$45
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,071 - $102,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$53,252 - $103,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.77 - $45.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$53,252 - $103,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Nursing Home Director

A nursing home director oversees all of the operations within a nursing home. When potential clients come to see the facilities, the director may have to give tours, as well as explain what the facilities offer and answer any questions that arise. Marketing plans and efforts are also carried out by the director. The nursing home director should have strong management skills, as they oversee a variety of staff such as nurses, other care professionals, food service providers and groundskeepers.

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Nursing Home Director Tasks

  • 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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Nursing Home Administrator. On average, Nursing Home Administrators get paid about the same as Nursing Home Directors do.

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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. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $70K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $73K. On average, Nursing Home Directors make $79K following one to two decades on the job. As Nursing Home Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $85K.

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Nursing Home Director in Chattanooga:
Learn the lay of the land. Know true goals of immediate supervisor. ...may surprise you that goals differ. Take time away....prepare your staff to function well Without you...Listen more than you talk.....appreciate strength and don't make excuses for your weaker team members. The group is only as strong as the weakest partner....make that partner you and you will be fine.

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Experience Affects Nursing Home Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
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National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Nursing Home Director Salaries

Operations Management
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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