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Long-Term Care Manager Job Description

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Long-term Care Manager At a Glance

  • 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: $104,830

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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 Long-Term Care Manager 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 $104,830.

Here are the median annual salaries for these professionals by state.

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National data

Median Salary: $104,830

Projected job growth: 28.4%

10th Percentile: $64,100

25th Percentile: $81,430

75th Percentile: $143,200

90th Percentile: $209,990

Projected job growth: 28.4%

State data

State Median Salary Bottom 10% Top 10%
Alabama $82,160 $58,690 $138,770
Alaska $116,920 $71,490 $213,290
Arizona $102,940 $61,980 $203,360
Arkansas $80,330 $53,250 $136,180
California $131,880 $67,250 $219,000
Colorado $120,820 $75,210 $220,570
Connecticut $109,990 $76,870 N/A
Delaware $127,950 $80,270 N/A
District of Columbia $133,050 $82,830 N/A
Florida $101,700 $58,580 $205,330
Georgia $113,060 $63,140 $214,900
Hawaii $117,330 $61,930 $178,230
Idaho $102,560 $59,630 $176,730
Illinois $105,940 $70,620 $213,830
Indiana $96,460 $56,680 $160,810
Iowa $95,380 $65,820 $157,580
Kansas $96,280 $57,930 $164,340
Kentucky $94,180 $57,530 $168,390
Louisiana $98,760 $60,310 $167,140
Maine $99,680 $67,800 $160,430
Maryland $127,390 $78,120 $217,620
Massachusetts $127,020 $76,820 N/A
Michigan $100,090 $58,520 $186,850
Minnesota $102,560 $74,080 $165,280
Mississippi $80,950 $53,800 $134,200
Missouri $100,100 $61,750 $165,970
Montana $96,700 $61,370 $147,730
Nebraska $99,220 $63,940 $171,840
Nevada $101,880 $54,760 $170,450
New Hampshire $132,970 $78,700 $203,770
New Jersey $127,760 $88,790 $226,420
New Mexico $108,050 $72,140 $205,240
New York $138,010 $79,730 N/A
North Carolina $102,910 $67,910 $208,900
North Dakota $106,210 $74,490 $216,530
Ohio $99,890 $61,860 $172,300
Oklahoma $95,580 $60,700 $156,860
Oregon $124,730 $78,020 $222,160
Pennsylvania $103,790 $67,060 $176,280
Rhode Island $128,670 $80,770 $209,510
South Carolina $98,690 $61,670 $187,270
South Dakota $104,940 $77,000 $173,590
Tennessee $98,860 $61,450 $173,510
Texas $102,940 $64,950 $174,270
Utah $99,660 $51,500 $205,450
Vermont $103,790 $67,790 $199,300
Virginia $107,020 $66,980 $182,020
Washington $129,870 $77,220 $215,100
West Virginia $101,770 $56,330 $165,780
Wisconsin $110,010 $79,070 $194,420
Wyoming $100,230 $57,480 $150,800

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2022 median salary; projected job growth through 2032. Actual salaries may 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.