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. Beginning workers can expect to earn $59K starting out, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $77K after one to two decades. As Behavioral Health Directors reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $82K. The range of experience in this workforce varies greatly: 37 percent of respondents have between one and nine years of experience; 34 percent have between 10 and 20 years, and 29 percent boast more than two decades of experience.