Medical Director Statistics in the US

The average employee age for medical directors is 46 years. The medical director workforce reached a whopping 20,570 in 2020!

Among medical directors, we discovered that 39.6% of them are women, while 55.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among medical directors is White, which makes up 65.4% of all medical directors. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Medical directors are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, medical directors are more likely to find a job in the health care industry.

From where do we know all information about medical director demographics? We analyzed 7,232 medical 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.

Medical Director Diversity

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

Medical Director Gender Ratio

Among medical directors, 39.6% of them are women compared to 55.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 55.2%
  • Female, 39.6%
  • Unknown, 5.2%

Medical Director Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among medical directors is White, which makes up 65.4% of all medical directors. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.4%
  • Black or African American, 11.1%
  • Asian, 7.5%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Medical Directors

The chart below shows that 55.7% of medical directors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.4% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 55.7%
  • French, 11.4%
  • Chinese, 5.2%
  • Hindi, 2.9%
  • Mandarin, 2.9%
  • Other, 21.9%

Medical 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 medical directors.

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

Medical Director Gender Over Time

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


Medical 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 medical directors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Medical Director

By looking over 7,232 medical directors resumes, we figured out that the average medical director enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Medical Director Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of medical director employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of medical 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 Medical 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%
Medical Director55%40%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Medical Director
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Medical 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 medical directors.

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Job Titleascdesc
GIS Project Manager7.96%
Lead Engineer And Project Manager15.08%
Property Management Internship15.36%
Site Director21.51%
Medical Director28.57%
Volunteer Director29.21%

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

Male Income
Female Income

Medical 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

Medical 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$186,668
Some College/ Associate Degree$215,462
Bachelor's Degree$245,817
Master's Degree$290,208
Doctorate Degree$355,628

Medical 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

Medical Director Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a medical director can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of medical directors is $265,355. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Medical Directors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Medical Directors Located?

By looking through more than 7,232 resumes, we found that the most popular places for medical directors are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Medical Directors

Where Are Medical Directors In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Medical Director Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Medical Director Jobs Are Remote?

23.7% Remote

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

76.3% 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 medical 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 Medical Director Work In

Employees with the medical director job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most medical 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 medical directors. Those industries include health care, pharmaceutical and non profits.

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Health Care


Fortune 500

Non Profits


Medical Director Jobs