DON Salary Study…How Do You Compare?

MedBest recently compared DON salaries across various states in the US from 2019 to 2022, and the results are in…We found that DON salaries increased by approximacalltoy $10,000! did a comprehensive study of salaries for Nursing Directors in Nursing Homes across all 50 states and found that the average “Nursing Director – Nursing Home salary is $115,423 as of February 25, 2022. However, the range typically falls between $99,492 and $130,698.


According to, the average Director of Nursing Salary in 2022 is $93,819.

Salary ranges can vary widely depending on numerous factors including education, certifications, location, additional skills, and the number of years spent in the profession.

On a Side Note: Recently, MedBest weighed in on a McKnight’s Senior Living article regarding the increased pay for SNF executives in 2020 and into the foreseeable future. Read Article.

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