Nursing Home Administrators


Nursing Home Administrators


Nursing home administrators are responsible for the management of nursing homes. Their duties are wide ranging, covering everything from keeping track of financial accounts to making sure the facility is up to code to greeting residents at social events. In addition, administrators supervise managers throughout the residence. Nursing home managers head different departments of a facility, such as housekeeping, dietary, and human resources, and they report any problems or needs to the nursing home administrator, who then addresses th...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Several years' experience



Business Management


Personality Traits



Nursing home administrators employed in the U.S. in April 2020 earned an average salary of $116,192, according to The U.S. Department of Labor reports a median annual income of $100,980 in 2019 for medical and health services managers working at nursing care facilities, a category that includes nursing home administrators. Ten percent of all medical and health services managers earn...

Work Environment

Most administrators are scheduled for eight-hour work-days, although they often work longer hours, especially when there are a large number of admissions or if there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Administrators must be available at all hours to handle any emergency that may arise. Most keep a regular Monday through Friday work schedule; some work on weekends.

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This is a field to watch. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow by 18 percent, much faster than the average, through 2028. Much of the anticipated employment opportunities will be at nursing homes and other residential facilities.

One reason for this demand will be the increased number of seniors. The U.S. Census ...