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Behavioral Health Director Salary (United States)

Behavioral Health Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below two-thirds of Behavioral Health Directors. Salaries average out to around $74K annually and spread from $44K to $113K per year. Almost all workers enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Behavioral Health Directors making up 76 percent of workers. The majority of Behavioral Health Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Behavioral Health Director Salary (?
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$44,813 - $108,953
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MEDIAN: $73,987
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Behavioral Health Director Salary (?
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$12.29 - $47.84
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$44,813 - $108,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,186  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,782 - $113,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $47.84  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,186  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,782 - $113,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Behavioral Health Director

  • Oversee staff operations.
  • Monitor and revise policies and budgets.
  • Adhere to local, state and federal guidelines and regulations.
  • Plan, organize, implement and evaluate treatment programs.

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Behavioral Health Directors only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 33 percent above average. It is not unusual for someone who knows Clinical Supervision to be familiar with Program Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Behavioral Health Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $82K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 37 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 34 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 29 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.

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Experience Affects Behavioral Health Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$74,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Behavioral Health Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 33%
Program Management
up arrow 3%
Clinical Supervision
0%
National Average
$74,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%