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Wellness Director Salary

A Wellness Director earns an average salary of $52,356 per year.
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$34,445 - $80,938
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,356
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$9.66 - $34.54
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$9
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,445 - $80,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,171  
Total Pay (?
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$32,865 - $81,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $34.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,171  
   
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).
)
$32,865 - $81,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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.

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 14%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 9%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

People Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%