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Program Director, Healthcare Salary

Nearly three in five of Healthcare Program Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $40K to $121K per year, but median earnings come to around $71K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Female Healthcare Program Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Healthcare Program Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,922 - $118,070
(Median)
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71K
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120K
MEDIAN: $71,313
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$13.92 - $36.28
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,922 - $118,070  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,040  
Profit Sharing
$23.40 - $24,566  
Commission
$168.00 - $14,000  
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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$39,975 - $121,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 648
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $36.28  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,040  
   
Commission
$168.00 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$23.40 - $24,566  
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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$39,975 - $121,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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 $74K a year. A Healthcare Program Director may also move into a role as an Non-Profit Executive Director or a Clinical Services Director.

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Popular Skills for Program Director, Healthcare


Healthcare Program Directors seem to require a number of specific 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 25 percent, 18 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Most people who know Operations Management also know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $57K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. Healthcare Program Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $79K.

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Experience Affects Program Director, Healthcare Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Program Director, Healthcare Salaries




Grant Management
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Grant Writing
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Clinical Supervision
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National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%