Administrator salaries rising

Nursing home administrators are averaging $119,197 in annual salary, nearly a 2.5% increase over last year, according to the “Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report 2015-2016.” Assistant administrators saw a 1.68% salary increase. 

Directors of nursing now earn $93,290 on average, an increase of close to 1.5%. Assistant directors of nursing saw a more significant boost, making an average of $69,003. 

The report, published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, with an endorsement from LeadingAge, also breaks down averages for major cities. An assistant director of nursing in Kansas City makes an average of $50,556, for example, while one in Baltimore would earn $76, 872.

Nursing supervisors, who directly oversee residents' clinical care, saw the largest boost in salary among nursing home employees this year, with a 3.24% increase. That brings the average salary for nursing supervisors to $66,109. 

The 2015-2016 report included data from more than 175,300 workers employed in 2,089 participating nursing homes.

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