The average Wellness Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up the vast majority of Wellness Directors (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,868 - $78,547
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MEDIAN: $54,060
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$14.30 - $31.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,868 - $78,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,701  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$33,349 - $80,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $31.09  
   
Overtime
$31.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,701  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$33,349 - $80,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Wellness Director

The job of a wellness director is to draft up guidelines and implement and monitor a variety of programs for companies or communities. These programs are designed for the improvement of the mental and physical health of employees, individuals, and families. The wellness director will be responsible for drafting, developing, and implementing various strategies that are designed to improve the overall well-being of individuals. They will be able to accomplish this by highlighting the emotional and physical risks of individuals in communities or the workplace. From there, they develop a plan to change or improve the behavior of those individuals that are targeted.

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Wellness Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Directs the wellness staff in health promotion and injury prevention.
  • Plan and direct the wellness program.

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Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Director

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


Wellness Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $46K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $51K. Wellness Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $66K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Wellness Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Wellness Director in Shelton:
"That it would include so much equipment maintenance ."
Make sure you know who will maintain pool equipment and machines and how to get maintenance contracts locally if possible. Keep maintenance records.

Wellness Director in Sacramento:
"Wellness Directors Advice."
Be well organized and know facilities policies and procedures. Don't rule with a iron fist. Hold your staff accountable for their actions. Use staff members (especially the nurses) mistakes as an opportunity to educate them rather than a slap on the hand.

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Key Stats for Wellness Director

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Wellness Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 24%

Program Management
up arrow 9%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 6%

Workplace Health
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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