Nursing Home Salary and Benefits Report from the Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service

Nursing Home Salary and Benefits Report from the Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service

The national average salary for Directors of Human Resources (DHRs) in Nursing Homes increased 4.01%, according to the 2019-2020 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report. This continues the upward trend of DHR salaries, from a 3.38% rise in 2018. The national study is published by Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) in cooperation with LeadingAge and AHCA. In a comparison by state, the lowest salary reported was South Carolina at $54,444, with the highest reported in New York at $105,634. The DHR received an average bonus of 14.45% of salary; 25.20% of participants reported bonus data. Turnover for top level executives decreased from 18.64% in 2018 to 11.63% in 2019.

Salaries for HR generalists increased 2.64% in 2019. The average hourly rate for HR generalists in forĀ­-profit nursing homes was $22.87; the not-for-profit rate was $27.52; with a combined national hourly rate of $25.28.

This year marks the 42nd annual year of publication of the report. 1,611 nursing homes participate in the study and provided compensation data on 166,000+ employees, covering 46 management and 53 non-management positions. 37.99% of the study’s participants were not-for profit facilities, while 62.01% were for-profit facilities. Findings are reported according to revenue size, total unit size, region, state, and CBSA. The report also includes 18 fringe benefits, turnover rates by department, and projected salary increases by department for 2019 to 2020.

While this latest Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report is available for $350, the price for LeadingAge members is $275.

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HCS recently released a separate CCRC/LPC Salary & Benefits Report this past June, along with its Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report, published earlier in 2019 – all three studies are available to LeadingAge members as special rates via the HCS website.