Program Director, Healthcare Salary

The market for Healthcare Program Directors is most competitive on the East Coast, where the three top-paying cities can be found: Boston, Washington, and Philadelphia. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,925 - $118,578
(Median)
$44K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,067
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$14.78 - $39.38
(Median)
$15
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,925 - $118,578  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,933  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,276  
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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$40,534 - $121,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 631
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $39.38  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,276  
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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$40,534 - $121,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Program Director, Healthcare


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Healthcare Program Directors who transition into an upper level Executive Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Executive Director makes $73K a year. A lot of Healthcare Program Directors advance their careers by becoming Non-Profit Executive Directors and Clinical Services Directors. However, those positions offer $12K less and $1K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Program Director, Healthcare


Healthcare Program Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Operations Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 15 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. 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.


Healthcare Program Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $79K in this role. Healthcare Program Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $84K.

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Experience Affects Program Director, Healthcare Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Program Director, Healthcare Salaries




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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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