Directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement / life plan communities saw an average pay increase of 2.29% in 2016, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2016-2017” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service in cooperation with LeadingAge.

The average national salary for the position went from $69,758 in 2015 to $71,357 (national range, $58,178 to $83,990) in 2016.

Almost 60% (59.74%) of the 536 CCRCs participating in the research reported offering assisted living and personal care.

The region offering the highest pay for assisted living/personal care directors at CCRCs includes New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, where salaries range, on average, from $63,597 to $94,010. The region offering the lowest pay for the position includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, where salaries average $51,824 to $74,861.

The 19th annual study provides compensation data on more than 86,900 employees, covering 46 management and 53 nonmanagement positions. Findings are reported according to revenue size, total unit size, geographic region, state and core-based statistical areas. The report also includes data on 17 types of fringe benefits, turnover rates by department and projected salary increases by department for 2016 to 2017.