Program Director, Healthcare Salary

Healthcare Program Directors in the United States earn an average of $79K per year, and top pay can be found in Seattle, where the average is $165K. Healthcare Program Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+57 percent), Minneapolis (+41 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), and Philadelphia (+21 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$45,788 - $133,625
$46K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,012
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$14.77 - $46.36
$15
$28
$46
MEDIAN: $28.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,788 - $133,625  
   
Bonus
$298.49 - $18,183  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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$43,226 - $132,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 529
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $46.36  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $73.40  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$298.49 - $18,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$43,226 - $132,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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Job Description for Program Director, Healthcare

Hospitals and surgical facilities are often large institutions with many specialties working together to ensure overall patient health. The healthcare program director acts as a sort of department manager, supervising a significant portion of the hospital's operations, coordinating the activities of individuals working within those departments, and cooperating with other departments to accomplish tasks that require collaboration. The program manager may directly supervise employees or delegate these duties to lower-level supervisors. Some program managers oversee certain operational aspects (such as managing personnel or patient records systems) instead of specific departments.

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Program Director, Healthcare Tasks

  • Provide administrative supervision and case management.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and update required licenses.
  • Train, oversee, and coordinate program staff and communicate with external contacts.

Common Career Paths for Program Director, Healthcare


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For Healthcare Program Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Healthcare Program Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Executive Director. A lot of Healthcare Program Directors advance their careers by becoming Clinical Services Directors and Non-Profit Executive Directors. However, those positions offer $7K less and $18K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Program Director, Healthcare


Those at Anthem can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $115K.

Popular Skills for Program Director, Healthcare


Healthcare Program Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Program Development, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 16 percent. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management and Clinical Supervision.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Director, Healthcare

Pay by Experience for a Program Director, Healthcare has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Director, Healthcare with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 159 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Director, Healthcare with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Program Director, Healthcare which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 254 salaries. A Program Director, Healthcare with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 147 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,682

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Key Stats for Program Director, Healthcare

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Program Director, Healthcare Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$78,000

▼5%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Program Director, Healthcare Salaries

Program Development
▲16%

Strategic Project Management
▲16%





National Average
$78,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%