Wellness Director Salary

The average Wellness Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $53K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Wellness Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women account for the majority of Wellness Directors who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,563 - $79,951
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,895
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$12.42 - $34.29
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$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,563 - $79,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,451  
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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$33,396 - $79,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $34.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,451  
   
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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$33,396 - $79,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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

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

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Wellness Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Program Management, Health and Wellness, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Director

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


Wellness Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $48K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Wellness Directors make a median salary of $59K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $63K.

Wellness Director Advice

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

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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Experience Affects Wellness Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 7%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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