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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

09th May 2016

Minimum Wage Salary for a manager to run a care home

What is the wage for a manager to run a 4 bed care home in Nottingham, Adults with learning difficulties?
Thank you.


There are laws about the National Living Wage but there are no laws about the pay of a Registered Manager apart from that.

There are pay scales for people undertaking the role in a local authority but not for people working in the private or not for profit sector.

Pay rates vary on a great many levels. For instance:

  • Experience;
  • Size of the service;
  • Qualifications;
  • Local pay rates.

Apart from that it is a matter for you to negotiate your pay with your employer.

Best wishes.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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