Salaries on the Rise for Assisted Living Executives, 2019 Study Finds

Workforce | January 27, 2020

Salaies for Assisted Living Administrators and Directors of Human Resources (DHRs) in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) increased by over 3.0% in 2019, according to the most recent national study published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) in cooperation with LeadingAge. 

The national average salary for AL Administrators increased by 3.6% in 2019, a reversal from the 2018 decrease in average salary experienced in 2018, according to the 2019-2020 ALF Salary & Benefits Report.  The Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) published the study in cooperation with LeadingAge.

DHR salaries increased by 3.34% in 2019, compared to the modest increase of 1.43% in 2018. (Figures represent the increase in pay from communities that participated in both the 2018 and 2019 studies).  While salaries increased, turnover rates for Top-Level Executives declined from 8.81% in 2018 to 7.02% in 2019.

State by state analysis showed that AL Administrators in Georgia and North Carolina received the lowest average salaries of $63,452 and $65,933, while AL Administrators in Maryland received the highest average pay at $97,349, followed by Massachusetts at $92,682.

This year marks the 22nd annual year of publication of the Report covering 20 management and 29 non-management positions. 1,360 Assisted Living communities participated in the study and provided data for over 87,400 employees. The Report includes data from ALFs, PCFs, and RCFs. Data are reported according to not-for-profit and for-profit status, revenue size, unit-size, state, CBSA, and geographic region. Also covered are 18 fringe benefits, turnover rates by department, and projected salary increases for 2020. Data are effective as of October 2019.

While the latest ALF Report is available for $350, the price for LeadingAge members is $275

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