Health Director Statistics in the US

The average employee age for health directors is 46 years. The health director workforce reached a whopping 11,264 in 2020!

Among health directors, we discovered that 60.8% of them are women, while 34.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among health directors is White, which makes up 65.7% of all health directors. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Health directors are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, health directors are more likely to find a job in the health care industry.

From where do we know all information about health director demographics? We analyzed 2,861 health directors resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Health Director Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as health directors. Keep reading to find out what the results for health directors were.

Health Director Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among health directors is White, which makes up 65.7% of all health directors. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 65.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.8%
  • Black or African American, 10.9%
  • Asian, 7.0%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Health Directors

The chart below shows that 57.8% of health directors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.2% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 4.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 57.8%
  • French, 9.2%
  • Arabic, 4.6%
  • Italian, 4.6%
  • Chinese, 3.7%
  • Other, 20.1%

Most Common Degree for Health Director

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for health directors. The most common degree for health directors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 47% of health directors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 22% and rounding it off is associate degree with 14%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 47%
  • Masters degree, 22%
  • Associate degree, 14%
  • Doctorate degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 12%

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Health Director Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among health directors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Health Director Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the health director position over time.


Health Director Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of health directors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of health directors based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Health Director

By looking over 2,861 health directors resumes, we figured out that the average health director enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Health Director Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of health director employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of health directors is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Health Directors with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Early Childhood Services Coordinator11%86%
Community Health Nursing Director12%86%
Parent Educator12%83%
Health Director35%61%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Health Director
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Health Directors with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to health directors.

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Job Titleascdesc
Transmission Superintendent7.96%
Chief, Engineering Division15.08%
Homeowner Association Manager15.36%
Continuing Education Dean21.51%
Clerk/Assistant Manager21.82%
Health Director28.57%
Director Of Casework29.21%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Health Director?

Male Income
Female Income

Health Director Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Health Director Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$95,357
Some College/ Associate Degree$112,394
Bachelor's Degree$130,719
Master's Degree$158,110
Doctorate Degree$199,586

Health Director Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Health Director Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a health director can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of health directors is $123,609. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Health Directors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where health directors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Health Directors Located?

By looking through more than 2,861 resumes, we found that the most popular places for health directors are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Health Directors

Where Are Health Directors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country health directors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Health Director Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ health directors. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most health directors is the health care industry.

What Percentage Of Health Director Jobs Are Remote?

2.3% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

97.7% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire health directors.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Health Director Work In

Employees with the health director job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most health directors prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ health directors. Those industries include health care, non profits and education.

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Health Care

Non Profits


Fortune 500


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