Long Term Care Nursing Director Salary

Long Term Care Nursing Directors in the United States earn an average of $82K per year; salaries are particularly strong in Honolulu, where workers earn around $108K. Long Term Care Nursing Directors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+21 percent), Austin (+21 percent), Fort Worth (+8 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$62,556 - $103,429
$63K
$83K
$100K
MEDIAN: $82,921
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$27.26 - $45.82
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MEDIAN: $33.07
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$0$105K
Salary $62,556 - $103,429
Bonus $0.00 - $12,202
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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$61,307 - $105,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 314
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $27.26 - $45.82
Overtime $28.38 - $75.76
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,202
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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$61,307 - $105,934
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

Job Description for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Long term care nursing directors are generally employed by nursing homes and larger facilities, such as CCRCs (continuing care retirement communities). In many cases, the long term care nursing director is second-in-command to the facility administrator, and, as such, assumes all of the administrator's duties in the event of their absence. They also are responsible for interviewing potential new hires, conducting performance reviews for existing staff, and overseeing in-service training for the staff under their leadership. Staff development, goal-setting, and ensuring compliance with all state and local regulations also falls under their purview.

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Long Term Care Nursing Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Plan and direct the nursing program.
  • Maintain relationships with patients and families.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.

Common Career Paths for Long Term Care Nursing Director


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Long Term Care Nursing Directors who go on to become Nursing Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Nursing Director, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

Long Term Care Nursing Director Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Known for taking on a considerable number of Long Term Care Nursing Directors, Golden LivingCenters, Sava Senior Care, HCR ManorCare, Genesis HealthCare, and Consulate Health Care are leading firms in the industry. Consulate Health Care leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $90K.

While select Golden LivingCenters employees may bring in up to $129K, a median salary of only $82K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Long Term Care Nursing Director


Long Term Care Nursing Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Clinical Supervision, Operations Management, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include management. Those proficient in Geriatrics are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Pay by Experience for a Long Term Care Nursing Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Long Term Care Nursing Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Long Term Care Nursing Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Long Term Care Nursing Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 244 salaries. A Long Term Care Nursing Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 192 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,400

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Long Term Care Nursing Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Long Term Care Nursing Director?

Long Term Care Nursing Director in Greenville:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: Flexible work schedule good work environment.
Cons: Long hours.

Long Term Care Nursing Director in Erie:
"Being in charge of other's lives."
Pros: I enjoy the connection I make with our residents, families, staff and peers. I enjoy being responsible for coming up with solutions to concerns, and including my team of staff to assist in those solutions. I hold my expectations very high, and enjoy watching my team develop into self motivated, self initiating nursing staff.
Cons: The position of Director of Nursing can be challenging and overwhelming at times, to the point that I feel I do not know where to start with all the facets of my position I am responsible for. I particularly do not enjoy dealing with a nursing schedule.

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Key Stats for Long Term Care Nursing Director

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$82,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Long Term Care Nursing Director Salaries

People Management
▲3%

Clinical Supervision
▲3%


National Average
$82,000

Long Term Care
▼1%

Geriatrics
▼1%

▼1%

management
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 22%