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Program Director, Healthcare Salary

Salaries for Healthcare Program Directors in the United States average out at around $72K annually, but Boston employers pay the most, offering approximately $122K on average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$43,526 - $118,096
(Median)
$44K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,820
10%
50%
90%

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$14.41 - $38.94
(Median)
$14
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$43,526 - $118,096  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,887  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,772  
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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$40,204 - $120,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 634
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $38.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.76  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,887  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $33,772  
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).
)
$40,204 - $120,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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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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. Becoming a Non-Profit Executive Director or a Clinical Services Director is often the next step for a Healthcare Program 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 21 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with 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.


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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $81K on average.

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Experience Affects Program Director, Healthcare Salaries



National Average
$70,000



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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