Nursing Home Director Salary

Around three in five of Nursing Home Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $54K to $103K per year, but median earnings come to around $78K annually. In the world of Nursing Home Directors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $54K and $103K. Close to a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,012 - $101,281
(Median)
$55K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,171
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$19.57 - $46.64
(Median)
$20
$32
$47
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,012 - $101,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,510  
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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$54,213 - $102,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $46.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,510  
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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$54,213 - $102,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 many Nursing Home Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $70K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $78K. Nursing Home Directors bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $85K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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
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National Average
$78,000

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Skills That Affect Nursing Home Director Salaries


Geriatrics
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National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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