Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Behavioral Health Directors with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Though starting salaries approximate $59K, they climb to $77K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $77K after 10 to 20 years. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Behavioral Health Directors after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $82K. 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.