Directors of assisted living/personal care in continuing care retirement/life plan communities saw a 1.35% average salary increase from 2020 to 2021, with pay increasing from $77,507 in 2020 to $78,551 in 2021, according to “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2021-2022” released Thursday by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
The national average salary for director of assisted living/personal care in communities with up to 299 units/beds was $72,915; it was $81,488 in communities with 300 or more units/beds.
The national average salary for this position in operators with revenues up to $17.49 million was $73,699, and it was $80,594 for operators with $17.5 million or more in revenues.
The region offering the highest pay for assisted living/personal care directors at CCRCs was the Pacific region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. There, salaries averaged $69,632 to $102,950, with a midpoint salary of $86,291 according to the report. This compared with the national range of $61,050 to $90,391, with a midpoint salary figure of $75,720.
The report is published by HHC in cooperation with LeadingAge. A total of 545 CCRCs participated in the 24th annual report, which provides compensation data on 81,200 employees, covering 46 management and 53 nonmanagement positions. Approximately 71.93% of participating communities were not-for-profit, and 28% were for-profit.
Findings are reported according to revenue size, total unit size, region, state and core-based statistical area. The report also includes information related to 19 fringe benefits, turnover rates by department, and projected salary increase by department for 2021 to 2022. This year’s report also includes information on how CCRCs have responded to COVID-19 through increased staffing hours, merit/hero pay, or pay adjustments for key employees.
The report is available for $375, or $300 for LeadingAge members. To order, visit the HCS website or call (210) 405-0075.