Wellness Director Salary

The average Wellness Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $52K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Wellness Directors. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. There are far more female Wellness Directors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,958 - $76,615
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$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,479
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$14.21 - $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,958 - $76,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$32,647 - $78,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$31.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$32,647 - $78,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. Wellness Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. 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 $64K.

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
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Wellness Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲26%

Program Management
▲12%

Health and Wellness
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

People Management
▼2%

Workplace Health
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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