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CCRC Director of Human Resources Shows 3.40% Salary Increase

Unit Size Data


Revenue Size Data


Up to 299 total Units


Up to $14,999,999 Revenue


300+ Total Units


$15,000,000+ Revenue


National Average


Data from the 2017-2018 CCRC Salary & Benefits Report

Oakland, NJ, June 2017 – The national average salary for the Director of Human Resources (DHR) in Continuing Care Retirement Communities/Life Plan Communities (CCRCs) increased 3.40% in 2017, compared to 2.41% in 2016, according to the 2017-2018 Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report.  The national study is published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) in cooperation with LeadingAge

The national average DHR salary was $81,450.  The average bonus received was 8.32% of salary.  Salaries showed fluctuation by revenue size.  In CCRCs with an annual revenue of <$15,000,000 the national average for DHR was $68,789.  CCRCs with an annual revenue of >=$15,000,000, showed a national average of $89,484.  Comparisons by total unit size (IL, AL + SNF beds combined) also reflected salary differences.  The average salary was $73,450 in the grouping of total units <300.  In the grouping total units >=300, the average salary was $88,234.  The lowest DHR salary reported by CBSA was $65,492 in Orlando-Kissimmee, FL; the highest was $110,111 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA. 

This year marks the 20th annual year of publication.  532 CCRCs participated in the study and provided compensation data on 80,000+ employees, covering 46 management and 53 nonmanagement positions.  Findings are reported according to revenue size, total unit size, geographic region, state, and CBSA.  The Report also includes 17 fringe benefits, turnover rates by department, and projected salary increases by department for 2017 to 2018. 

The CCRC Report is available for $350.  The price for LeadingAge members is $275.  To order online, visit the HCS website at www.hhcsinc.com or call (201) 405-0075.

HCS also conducts and publishes a separate Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report that will be available in late July, and an annual Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report, which was released earlier this year.  Those long-term care studies are conducted in cooperation with LeadingAgeand AHCA/NCAL.

HCS, founded in 1971, is recognized as the leader in national healthcare salary and benefits research.  HCS conducts national and custom marketplace studies, publishing more than nine specialized Reports each year.  In addition, the firm consults with healthcare professionals across the nation to support the industry in the area of human resource management.


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