Wellness Director Salary

Wellness Directors in the United States pull down an average of $53K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Wellness Directors (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,064 - $80,716
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,368
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$12.34 - $30.91
(Median)
$12
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,064 - $80,716  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,488  
Profit Sharing
$20.00  
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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$34,268 - $80,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,488  
   
Profit Sharing
$20.00  
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).
)
$34,268 - $80,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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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Survey results show that Wellness Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Program Management, Health and Wellness, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Director

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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $48K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Wellness Directors make a median salary of $59K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $64K.

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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Experience Affects Wellness Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 8%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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