The average salary for a Wellness Director is $51,312 per year. A skill in Program Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Wellness Director Total Pay (?
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$31,610 - $79,935
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MEDIAN: $51,311
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Wellness Director Total Pay (?
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$9.71 - $34.85
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,610 - $79,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $6,104  
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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$30,078 - $80,238  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $34.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.66 - $6,104  
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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$30,078 - $80,238  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Wellness Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 20%
People Management
up arrow 4%
National Average
$52,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 52 votes.
Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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