Average Wellness Director Salary

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The average salary for a Wellness Director is $56,566.
MEDIAN $56,566
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$36k - $80k
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$500 - $3k
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$35k - $82k

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Job Description for Wellness Director

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.
The top respondents for the job title Wellness Director are from the companies YMCA, Bayview Retirement Community and Brookdale. Reported salaries are highest at Brookdale where the average pay is $61,653. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Brookdale Senior Living Inc., earning around $60,120. YMCA pays the lowest at around $41,155. Capital Senior Living Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $43,862.

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Popular Skills for Wellness Director

Skills in Health and Wellness, Assisted Living, Operations Management and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Health Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Director

An entry-level Wellness Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,324 based on 14 salaries. An early career Wellness Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,579 based on 122 salaries. A mid-career Wellness Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,307 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Wellness Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,883 based on 109 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,893.
Employees with Wellness Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (27.3% more) and Houston, Texas (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (23.0% less), Seattle, Washington (2.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.3% less).

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