Average Nursing Home Administrator Salary
$69,000 yearly
$33.53 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$50,000
10 %
$69,000
Median
$96,000
90 %
What Is The Average Nursing Home Administrator Salary?
The average nursing home administrator salary is $69,735 per year, or $33.53 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $50,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $96,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Colorado, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Delaware provide the highest nursing home administrator salaries.

Average Nursing Home Administrator Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where nursing home administrators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Nursing Home Administrator average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$68,843
$33.10
Alaska
$40,557
$19.50
Arizona
$61,897
$29.76
Arkansas
$58,254
$28.01
California
$80,784
$38.84
Colorado
$100,191
$48.17
Connecticut
$91,633
$44.05
Delaware
$92,315
$44.38
District of Columbia
$102,287
$49.18
Florida
$59,558
$28.63
Georgia
$61,846
$29.73
Hawaii
$66,811
$32.12
Idaho
$64,169
$30.85
Illinois
$72,749
$34.98
Indiana
$72,194
$34.71
Iowa
$61,202
$29.42
Kansas
$69,415
$33.37
Kentucky
$60,342
$29.01
Louisiana
$69,744
$33.53
Maine
$66,925
$32.18
Maryland
$69,788
$33.55
Massachusetts
$96,786
$46.53
Michigan
$66,911
$32.17
Minnesota
$76,032
$36.55
Mississippi
$67,689
$32.54
Missouri
$72,916
$35.06
Montana
$70,924
$34.10
Nebraska
$86,697
$41.68
Nevada
$77,750
$37.38
New Hampshire
$71,136
$34.20
New Jersey
$87,379
$42.01
New Mexico
$77,614
$37.31
New York
$100,561
$48.35
North Carolina
$82,342
$39.59
North Dakota
$72,102
$34.66
Ohio
$67,884
$32.64
Oklahoma
$71,677
$34.46
Oregon
$76,862
$36.95
Pennsylvania
$62,857
$30.22
Rhode Island
$95,174
$45.76
South Carolina
$72,293
$34.76
South Dakota
$73,414
$35.30
Tennessee
$75,225
$36.17
Texas
$67,776
$32.58
Utah
$60,471
$29.07
Vermont
$67,991
$32.69
Virginia
$76,286
$36.68
Washington
$83,555
$40.17
West Virginia
$76,301
$36.68
Wisconsin
$75,451
$36.27
Wyoming
$66,690
$32.06

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Highest Paying Cities For Nursing Home Administrator

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$100,766
$48.45
Merced, CA
$86,308
$41.49
Medford, OR
$79,350
$38.15
Coon Rapids, MN
$76,132
$36.60
Waukegan, IL
$73,347
$35.26
Saint Charles, MO
$72,836
$35.02

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Average Nursing Home Administrator Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $69,700
    $33.53
    +1.4%
    2020
    $68,800
    $33.06
    +1.8%
    2019
    $67,500
    $32.45
    +2.1%
    2018
    $66,100
    $31.77
    +1.8%
    2017
    $64,900
    $31.20
    +2.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Medical Officer

    Avg. salary: $67,935

    A Medical Officer delivers health and first-aid provisions for patients as well as prepares and maintains the paper and electronic health care records of clients. They ensure that all related equipment and supplies are suitably maintained at all times.
    71,205 Medical Officer Jobs
    Clinical Manager

    Avg. salary: $80,982

    A clinical manager is responsible for monitoring medical procedures and administrative duties to ensure the smooth flow of operations in a healthcare facility. Clinical managers manage the facility's staffing needs, evaluate budget reports, assist healthcare professionals on administering medical duties, and develop strategic procedures to optimize treatments and maximize productivity. A clinical manager enforces strict sanitary and safety regulations for everyone's strict compliance. They also need to have excellent knowledge of the medical industry to promote medical processes and provide the highest quality care.
    56,776 Clinical Manager Jobs
    Patient Care Manager

    Avg. salary: $61,964

    Patient care managers are executives who are in charge of supervising a clinical team. The managers take responsibility for directing patient care within an organization. Also called health care managers, they protect every patient's safety and health in a clinical setting. They interact with the healthcare team members to maintain open communication. It is also part of their duties to supervise the daily operations in the clinical care units. Managing clinical budgets and maintaining quality health services are also their responsibilities.
    80,141 Patient Care Manager Jobs
    Medical Director

    Avg. salary: $222,462

    A medical director is responsible for handling the overall supervision of different medical departments, managing the coordination between medical teams to ensure smooth operations and achieve high-quality care services for the patients. Medical directors enforce strict guidelines and safety measures for everyone's adherence. They also implement medical care programs, recruit medical staff, inspect the adequacy of medical equipment, respond to patient's inquiries and concerns, and oversee the facilities' procedures. A medical director manages the budget of the department, allocating equal resources to address every need.
    49,851 Medical Director Jobs
    Medical Office Manager

    Avg. salary: $58,633

    A medical office manager is a healthcare expert who plans and oversees a clinic's or hospital's services, ensuring patients receive optimal care and service. They are mainly in charge of performing administrative tasks such as monitoring the daily operations at medical facilities, supervising and coordinating patient appointments and schedules, monitoring the inventory of supplies, processing purchase orders, studying feedback from different parties, and developing strategies to optimize operations. They must also respond to issues and concerns, resolving them promptly and professionally.
    75,039 Medical Office Manager Jobs
    Pharmacist Manager

    Avg. salary: $119,649

    A pharmacist manager is responsible for monitoring the daily operations of a pharmacy, ensuring that all pharmacy personnel provides the right medication to the customers based on the prescription. Pharmacist managers assist in advising the customers for the instructions of their medications, including its dosage and instructions of intake. They manage the inventory and keep safe and clean storage for the products at all times. A pharmacist manager must have a comprehensive knowledge of the medical industry, as well as excellent communication skills, especially in responding to the customers' concerns and inquiries.
    50,128 Pharmacist Manager Jobs

    Nursing Home Administrator Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a nursing home administrator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Nursing Home Administrators The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a nursing home administrator, being employed by a company such as Cigna or Watermark Retirement Communities would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Heritage Ministries and Good Samaritan Store also report highly competitive salaries for nursing home administrators.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Nursing Home Administrator SalaryNursing Home Administrator Salary Range
    1Cigna
    4.8
    $94,419
    $63k
    $102k
    2Watermark Retirement Communities
    3.8
    $89,699
    $63k
    $102k
    3Heritage Ministries
    3.7
    $87,455
    $63k
    $102k
    4Good Samaritan Store
    3.8
    $85,812
    $63k
    $102k
    5Beacon Health System
    4.6
    $83,011
    $63k
    $102k
    6Care Initiatives
    3.4
    $82,847
    $63k
    $102k

    Recently Added Nursing Home Administrator Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Repossession Support Administrator-Work From Home
    Nunez, GA
    08/05/2021
    $32,349
    08/05/2021
    GHR Search
    Nursing Home Administrator (NHA)
    Nursing Home Administrator (NHA)
    Easton, PA
    08/05/2021
    $135,000
    08/05/2021
    Express Employment Professionals Headquarters
    Nursing Home Administrator
    Nursing Home Administrator
    Urban Honolulu, HI
    08/05/2021
    $110,000
    08/05/2021
    Repossession Support Administrator-Work From Home
    Noma, FL
    08/05/2021
    $32,349
    08/05/2021
    Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
    Saint Elizabeth, MO
    08/04/2021
    $85,000
    08/04/2021
    Vivage
    Vivage-Nursing Home Administrator (NHA)
    Vivage-Nursing Home Administrator (NHA)
    Starkville, CO
    08/04/2021
    $100,000
    08/04/2021
    Nursing Home Administrator-NHA-Lnha
    Meridian, MS
    08/04/2021
    $135,000
    08/04/2021
    Veterans' State Nursing Home Admin-Dva
    Panama City, FL
    08/02/2021
    $86,999
    08/02/2021
    Home Video & Vendor Relations Administrator
    Culver City, CA
    08/01/2021
    $52,175
    08/01/2021
    RN Home Care-Home Care Admin
    Bellingham, WA
    07/26/2021
    $86,590
    07/26/2021

    Average Nursing Home Administrator Salary by Demographic

    Nursing Home Administrator Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $87,111
    female-income
    Female Income
    $81,509
    Median Nursing Home Administrator Income by Race
    Asian nursing home administrators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american nursing home administrators have the lowest average salary at $81,959.
    $90,000
    $88,000
    $86,000
    $84,000
    $82,000
    $80,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$83,777
    White$84,765
    Black or African American$81,959
    Asian$88,201
    Hispanic or Latino$82,848
    Average Nursing Home Administrator Salary by Education Level
    Nursing home administrators with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $103,822 annually. With a Masters degree, nursing home administrators earn a median annual income of $90,875 compared to $81,509 for nursing home administrators with an Bachelors degree.
    $109,000
    $101,000
    $93,000
    $85,000
    $77,000
    $69,000
    $61,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$68,058
    Master's Degree$90,875
    Bachelor's Degree$81,509
    Doctorate Degree$103,822
    Some College/ Associate Degree$74,765