Behavioral Health Director Salary

Behavioral Health Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $81K annually, but may range from $51K to $125K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Behavioral Health Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Behavioral Health Directors survey respondents are women (71 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,957 - $125,721
$53K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,171
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$14.74 - $52.00
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MEDIAN: $41.53
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$0$125K
Salary $52,957 - $125,721
Bonus $582 - $10,429
Profit Sharing $274.50
Total Pay (?
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$50,849 - $124,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 241
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $14.74 - $52.00
Overtime $50.50
Annual Data $0$124K
Bonus $582 - $10,429
Profit Sharing $274.50
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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$50,849 - $124,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Behavioral Health Director

Most of the time, behavioral health directors work at a health care facility. They usually must have a graduate degree in health, behavioral health, business administration, or a similar field. If applicable, they must have appropriate licenses in behavioral health.

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Behavioral Health Director Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Behavioral Health Director


Professional skills reported by Behavioral Health Directors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Program Management, Program Development, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Clinical Supervision also know Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Director

Pay by Experience for a Behavioral Health Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Behavioral Health Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Behavioral Health Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Health Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 100 salaries. A Behavioral Health Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 77 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,077

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Behavioral Health Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 77 percent above the national average. Behavioral Health Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Honolulu (+45 percent), Greenville (+20 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Behavioral Health Directors is geography, with workers in Atlanta earning a whopping 33 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (15 percent less) and Jacksonville (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Behavioral Health Director

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Behavioral Health Director Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$82,000

▼5%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Behavioral Health Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲20%




National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 9%
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