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Medical Director Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$231,000
$161,000
$231,000
$330,000
Medical directors in the United States make an average salary of $231,510 per year or $111.3 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $162,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $330,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Idaho, Washington, Montana, Nevada, and Utah provide the highest medical director salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Chicago, IL
$241,959
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Map of Medical Director Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Medical Director Salary By Location

While a medical director can average a salary of $231,510 per year, or $111.3 per hour, there are many opportunities for medical directors to make more. For example, in Las Vegas, NV you might make $243,839 per year. Other high-paying locations include Chicago, IL, Washington, DC and Denver, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Las Vegas, NV where the average starting salary is $131,000. The highest paying states for medical directors include Idaho, Washington and Montana. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$243,839
$244k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$241,959
$242k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$241,603
$242k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$238,207
$238k
Richmond, CA
Richmond, CA
$236,404
$236k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$226,707
$227k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$223,259
$223k
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
$221,913
$222k
Buffalo, NY
Buffalo, NY
$218,117
$218k
Cambridge, MA
Cambridge, MA
$216,206
$216k

High Paying Medical Director Jobs

Average Medical Director Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a medical director, working for Envision or State of Wisconsin might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Banner Health and Henry Ford Health System report highly competitive salaries for medical directors.

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Medical Director Salary History

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    Medical Director Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a medical 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.

    Recently Added Medical Director Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    State of Oklahoma
    State of Oklahoma
    Medical Director
    Medical Director
    Medical Director
    Norman, OK
    Norman, OK
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $220,000
    $220,000
    10/30/2020
    Physician-Service Line Medical Director Pathology
    Physician-Service Line Medical Director Pathology
    Marshfield, WI
    Marshfield, WI
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $69,600
    $69,600
    10/30/2020
    County of Sonoma, California
    County of Sonoma, California
    Behavioral Health Medical Director
    Behavioral Health Medical Director
    Behavioral Health Medical Director
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Santa Rosa, CA
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $276,480
    $276,480
    10/20/2020
    Healthcare Recruitment Counselors
    Healthcare Recruitment Counselors
    Medical Director Physician Hawthorne, NY 10532
    Medical Director Physician Hawthorne, NY 10532
    Medical Director Physician Hawthorne, NY 10532
    Hawthorne, NY
    Hawthorne, NY
    10/05/2020
    10/05/2020
    $271,310
    $271,310
    10/05/2020
    Astrya Global
    Astrya Global
    Medical Director
    Medical Director
    Medical Director
    Brownville, NY
    Brownville, NY
    09/29/2020
    09/29/2020
    $280,000
    $280,000
    09/29/2020
    ESR Healthcare
    ESR Healthcare
    Behavioral Health Medical Director (Psychiatrist) Putnam, CT REC
    Behavioral Health Medical Director (Psychiatrist) Putnam, CT REC
    Behavioral Health Medical Director (Psychiatrist) Putnam, CT REC
    Putnam, CT
    Putnam, CT
    09/21/2020
    09/21/2020
    $220,000
    $220,000
    09/21/2020
    Olesky Associates
    Olesky Associates
    Psychiatric Medical Director, Inpatient-Dual Diagnosis Unit
    Psychiatric Medical Director, Inpatient-Dual Diagnosis Unit
    Psychiatric Medical Director, Inpatient-Dual Diagnosis Unit
    Northbridge, MA
    Northbridge, MA
    09/17/2020
    09/17/2020
    $290,000
    $290,000
    09/17/2020
    Forefront Telecare
    Forefront Telecare
    Psychiatrist-Medical Director Hours Per Week)
    Psychiatrist-Medical Director Hours Per Week)
    Psychiatrist-Medical Director Hours Per Week)
    Jackson, MS
    Jackson, MS
    09/16/2020
    09/16/2020
    $108,000
    $108,000
    09/16/2020
    State of Oklahoma
    State of Oklahoma
    Medical Director
    Medical Director
    Medical Director
    Norman, OK
    Norman, OK
    09/15/2020
    09/15/2020
    $170,000
    $170,000
    09/15/2020
    Deputy Medical Director
    Deputy Medical Director
    Fine, NY
    Fine, NY
    09/04/2020
    09/04/2020
    $151,859
    $151,859
    09/04/2020