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Long-Term Care Manager Job Description

Learn about the duties and responsibilities you’ll have as a long-term care manager.

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Career Fast Facts

  • What you’ll do: A long-term care manager oversees the provision of extended, ongoing services to individuals and groups. You’ll coordinate and maintain the day-to-day operations of larger care units, such as the staff at a nursing home or rehabilitation hospital, or for the caregivers within a clinic at the site of an emergency following a natural disaster. Management takes care of daily duties, in addition to ensuring quality of services and maintaining an up-to-date environment with a caring, efficient staff, that includes nursing assistants and gerontologists.
  • Where you’ll work: General medical and surgical hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, outpatient care centers
  • Degree you’ll need: Master’s or doctoral degree
  • Median annual salary: $101,340

What You’ll Do

Long-term care managers oversee the provision of extended, ongoing services to individuals as well as groups.

Becoming a long-term care manager opens up many possibilities for where you can choose to work. Potential roles include clinical manager, health information manager or nursing home administrator.

In any of these roles, you’ll be working with a large staff and population, acting as an important liaison between people and a facilitator of change. It’s your job to ensure high quality and smooth operations in your workplace.

Median Annual Salary

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places long-term care managers under medical and health services managers, and reports they earn a median annual salary of $101,340.

Here are median annual salaries for these professionals by state.

Medical and Health Services Managers

National data

Median Salary: $101,340

Projected job growth: 32.5%

10th Percentile: $60,780

25th Percentile: $77,750

75th Percentile: $135,750

90th Percentile: $205,620

Projected job growth: 32.5%

State data

State Median Salary Bottom 10% Top 10%
Alaska $102,520 $61,960 $206,000
Alabama $79,660 $58,920 $149,990
Arkansas $78,150 $56,130 $134,980
Arizona $99,900 $60,010 $199,930
California $125,910 $62,390 N/A
Colorado $105,500 $62,450 N/A
Connecticut $103,470 $73,800 N/A
District of Columbia $133,640 $77,840 N/A
Delaware $119,450 $77,370 N/A
Florida $97,930 $54,400 $167,080
Georgia $98,320 $46,560 $190,060
Hawaii $121,260 $76,880 $206,000
Iowa $79,980 $60,010 $148,140
Idaho $97,680 $48,220 $163,800
Illinois $102,420 $65,870 N/A
Indiana $94,520 $58,780 $161,510
Kansas $94,310 $59,260 $161,500
Kentucky $95,200 $57,530 $162,870
Louisiana $97,670 $59,140 $162,270
Massachusetts $125,340 $74,900 N/A
Maryland $123,960 $77,370 N/A
Maine $97,930 $60,340 $143,040
Michigan $97,930 $59,190 $162,770
Minnesota $98,440 $61,730 $160,940
Missouri $97,930 $60,630 $165,030
Mississippi $78,630 $48,360 $151,770
Montana $92,700 $59,010 $130,750
North Carolina $99,630 $72,030 $206,780
North Dakota $102,420 $74,700 N/A
Nebraska $99,040 $60,680 $172,430
New Hampshire $102,510 $63,150 N/A
New Jersey $125,690 $94,840 $206,950
New Mexico $102,310 $62,610 $170,720
Nevada $99,010 $60,440 $161,510
New York $131,410 $80,270 N/A
Ohio $98,550 $60,010 $168,410
Oklahoma $82,670 $59,000 $160,060
Oregon $119,140 $62,790 $206,950
Pennsylvania $100,840 $60,900 $201,260
Rhode Island $119,750 $77,750 $206,780
South Carolina $97,930 $60,340 $175,440
South Dakota $99,040 $74,460 $162,410
Tennessee $97,930 $59,770 $190,060
Texas $102,110 $62,230 $171,180
Utah $94,520 $47,390 $171,020
Virginia $102,960 $61,110 $198,980
Vermont $98,830 $60,900 $190,470
Washington $125,840 $74,460 N/A
Wisconsin $100,730 $74,700 $186,500
West Virginia $97,340 $59,740 $161,510
Wyoming $98,230 $62,520 $151,050

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2021 median salary; projected job growth through 2030. Actual salaries vary depending on location, level of education, years of experience, work environment, and other factors. Salaries may differ even more for those who are self-employed or work part time.

Career Advancement

Similar jobs at this level of education and advancement in the field include long-term care executive, clinical nurse specialist, and staff nurse. You’ll want to stay on top of any certification and licensing requirements and licensing renewals that your industry, workplace, or state may require.