Wellness Director Salary (United States)

Wellness Directors in the United States typically take home $52,309 annually. Pay starts at $31,682 and can approach $80,915 per year on the higher side. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. Most Wellness Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Wellness Director Salary (?
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$33,496 - $80,627
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MEDIAN: $52,058
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$9.64 - $34.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,496 - $80,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$310.00 - $8,000  
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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$31,682 - $80,915  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $34.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$310.00 - $8,000  
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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$31,682 - $80,915  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Wellness Director

The wellness director is responsible for the planning and directing of the wellness program. S/he oversees staff operations, business planning and budget development. Responsibilities also include directing the wellness staff in health promotion and injury prevention, as well as ensuring that services are in compliance with professional standards, along with state and federal regulatory requirements. The wellness director must participate in professional development opportunities, as well as coordinate with other health specialists with regards to programming and planning. The wellness director must work closely with the executive director in realizing the shared vision of the program. The wellness director is often in charge of day-to-day operations, as well as special events and preparatory work for licensure inspections. The wellness director assures continuity of care, attention to detail and quality assurance. The wellness director will assist in the recruitment, training and determining of future staffing needs. The wellness director is usually a registered nurse, dietitian, or other certified health professional, but that is not necessarily a requirement for the position. The individual working as the wellness director needs to have a flexible work schedule, including working weekends, evenings and special events as necessary. The wellness director needs to be highly motivated, driven, and organized, but needs to like interacting with people, families, and senior citizens. S/he needs to be up-to-date on emerging studies in sports medicine, and family health and nutrition as it relates to all age groups, but especially for geriatrics. The wellness director is a good leader as well as a team player, one who has both a vision and can follow through.
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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Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Wellness Directors, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Salaries can reach $53K from $46K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $60K. Salaries grow more slowly as Wellness Directors approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $60K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

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Experience Affects Wellness Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$52,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 9%
Health and Wellness
up arrow 4%
National Average
$52,000
People Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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