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Wellness Director Salary

Average Wellness Directors in the United States make around $53K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Wellness Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Wellness Directors are female. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,048 - $80,414
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,165
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90%

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$9.71 - $34.29
(Median)
$9
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,048 - $80,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,438  
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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$33,322 - $80,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $34.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,438  
   
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).
)
$33,322 - $80,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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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Typical Wellness Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Program Management, Health and Wellness, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Director

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


Wellness Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $63K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Wellness Director Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 5%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

People Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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