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Care home manager Average UK Salary & Prospects

Care home managers are responsible for the leadership and day-to-day running of residential care homes.

  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.  
  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.  
  • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial
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Care home managers typically work around 39 to 41 hours per week.

As a Care home manager you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
51,110 GBP *
per year
20,000 GBP
54,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Care home manager

Men make 14% more than Women
34% of Care home managers are men
  • 56,060 GBP
  • 48,169 GBP
Average salary for part-time Care home manager
Average salary for full-time Care home manager

  • 22,521 GBP
  • 22,415 GBP
  • 51,110 GBP
  • 48,169 GBP
  • 56,060 GBP
Pay over time for Care home manager

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 49,360 GBP
  • 48,569 GBP
  • 47,721 GBP
  • 48,582 GBP
  • 50,842 GBP
  • 51,110 GBP

Future outlook for Care home managers

Fair outlook
64 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
1% yearly wage growth (on average)

Care home manager - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Care home manager and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 92% of people in this role have a Master's degree
  • 4% of people in this role have a Post-baccalaureate certificate
  • 4% of people in this role have a Post-master's certificate

You'll need:

  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • knowledge of psychology
  • customer service skills
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • knowledge of English language
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • the ability to understand people’s reactions
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Care home manager

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Things to highlight for your Care home manager interview

Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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