Wellness Director Salary

Wellness Directors in the United States can expect wages of $53K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Wellness Directors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,472 - $80,119
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,895
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$12.33 - $34.42
(Median)
$12
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,472 - $80,119  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,463  
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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$33,239 - $80,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $34.42  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,463  
   
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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$33,239 - $80,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Wellness Directors who took the survey. 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.


For many Wellness Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $51K on average. Wellness Directors see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $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 13%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 5%

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
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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