Nursing home staff turnover up 25 percent from last year: survey

August 1, 2022

The national nursing home staff turnover rate for all employees is up 25% from last year. That’s according to findings included in the 45th annual Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report released Thursday by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.

The average national turnover rate across executive-level positions and those in dining services, environmental services, marketing and therapy was 29.17%, according to the report. The national average turnover among registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants was 38.68%.

An upward trend in turnover among direct care workers was met with a slight drop in the average number of RNs, LPNs and CNAs per facility as reported by participants. 

Last year’s overall turnover rate was 48.5%, up from 39% for all nursing home staff positions in the previous year.

The turnover rate for CNAs was 54.8% in 2022, compared with 51.4% in 2021. LPNs and RNs had lower turnover rates than CNAs but experienced greater increases in turnover. LPN turnover jumped to 41.3% this year from 37.7% last year, whereas RN turnover was 46.2% this year, up from 41.1% last year.

To attract new employees, 50.70% of respondents reported paying sign-on bonuses. Average sign-on bonuses reported were $4,566 for RNs, $3,494 for LPNs and $2,146 for CNAs.

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