ALF administrator median salary hits $65,000

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The national median salary for assisted living administrators has hit $65,000, according to the latest survey results from Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

The national median for administrators at facilities with fewer than 75 units was about $15,000 less than that of administrators at ALFs with more than 75 units ($57,678 to $72,696).

More than 750 facilities participated in the study, with 103 reporting they gave their administrator a bonus. The average bonus reported was $14,217, which came to 20% of the average salary of $70,175 earned by the group receiving bonuses.

The "Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report" details salary information for 39 assisted living positions, 22 fringe benefits, turnover rates by department and projected salary increases for 2007, and more. To learn more about the report, visit