Wellness Director Salary

Median pay for Wellness Directors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Wellness Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Wellness Directors (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,582 - $76,657
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$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,224
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$13.42 - $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,582 - $76,657  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$32,280 - $78,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$28.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
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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$32,280 - $78,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

Pay by Experience for a Wellness Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Wellness Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Wellness Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Wellness Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 62 salaries. A Wellness Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 36 salaries.

Wellness Director Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Wellness Director?

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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Wellness Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲22%

Program Management
▲9%


National Average
$53,000

People Management
▼5%

Workplace Health
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%
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