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Resident Care Director Salary (United States)

Women account for the majority of Resident Care Directors in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $52K annually. Although most have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most Resident Care Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Resident Care Director Salary (?
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$39,242 - $69,482
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MEDIAN: $51,775
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Resident Care Director Salary (?
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$12.12 - $30.05
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,242 - $69,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,179  
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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$36,143 - $69,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $30.05  
   
Overtime
$11.75 - $31.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,179  
   
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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$36,143 - $69,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Resident Care Director

  • Directs the staff in quality and caring support of elderly patients.
  • Plan and direct the assisted living program.
  • Act as liaison for conflict resolution between staff, patients, family members and physicians.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with boarding home regulations, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Resident Care Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those familiar with Operations Management, Elder Care and People Management will likely experience a boost in pay, earning 15 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent above the national average, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Resident Care Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $51K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $52K. On average, Resident Care Directors make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $59K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, more than half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to a sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one-seventh.

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Experience Affects Resident Care Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%
Experienced
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Resident Care Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 15%
Elder Care
up arrow 7%
People Management
up arrow 4%
National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%