The median salary for Healthcare Program Directors in the United States is approximately $79K per year, but employers pay the most in Seattle, offering around $165K on average. Healthcare Program Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+57 percent), Minneapolis (+39 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+21 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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MEDIAN: $79,141
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$46,401 - $133,504  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $17,533  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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$43,357 - $131,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 533
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$14.56 - $46.36  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $73.40  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$293.61 - $17,533  
   
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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$43,357 - $131,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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Healthcare Program Directors who go on to become Executive Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Executive Director, an upper-level role, pays $75K. 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


Anthem offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $115K.

Popular Skills for Program Director, Healthcare


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Strategic Project Management, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 10 percent. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of Budget Management and Clinical Supervision.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Director, Healthcare

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Healthcare Program Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $74K. Healthcare Program Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $89K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,670

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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 75 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Program Director, Healthcare Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Program Director, Healthcare Salaries



Strategic Project Management
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National Average
$78,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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