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How Much Does a Health Director Earn In The United States?

Health Director Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$103,000
$67,000
$103,000
$159,000
Health directors in the United States make an average salary of $103,629 per year or $49.82 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $67,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $159,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Connecticut provide the highest health director salaries.
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Where Health Directors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where health directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Health Directors Earn In Different Cities?

While a health director can average a salary of $103,629 per year, or $49.82 per hour, there are many opportunities for health directors to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $136,001 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Greenwich, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $75,000. The highest paying states for health directors include New York, Delaware and Maryland. Meanwhile, Utah, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Washington, DC
$136,001
Avg. Salary
$53k
$185k
2. New York, NY
$134,737
Avg. Salary
$53k
$185k
3. Baltimore, MD
$125,978
Avg. Salary
$53k
$185k
4. Greenwich, CT
$122,262
Avg. Salary
$53k
$185k
5. Sacramento, CA
$119,409
Avg. Salary
$53k
$185k
6. Raleigh, NC
$115,307
Avg. Salary
$53k
$185k

High Paying Health Director Jobs

Which Companies Pay Health Directors The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a health director, being employed by a company such as Johns Hopkins University or University of California Press would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like The University of Arizona and Mathematica also report highly competitive salaries for health directors.
Company
Avg. Salary
$54k
$204k
Avg. Salary
$54k
$204k

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    How Experience Affects Health Director Salaries

    The salary for a health director can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $120,000
    $120,000
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    Princeton, NJ
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    01/09/2021
    $120,000
    $120,000
    01/09/2021
    Director of International Health Research
    Director of International Health Research
    Oakland, CA
    Oakland, CA
    01/09/2021
    01/09/2021
    $120,000
    $120,000
    01/09/2021