When It Comes To Salary, Your Title
Could Mean $10,000 More
professionals come in a variety of titles and responsibilities. But
that title carries significant weight salary-wise, according to an
analysis of titles and salaries reported for the Wellness Professionals’
Salary and Benefits Survey.
professional with the title wellness manager earns an average of
$11,167 more per year than someone with the title senior program
manager without taking experience and education into account.
average salary for a wellness manager participating in the survey was
$69,500 and the average salary of a senior program planner was $58,333,
the salary survey found.
who hold the title wellness coordinator had an average salary of
$43,842,$25,658 lower than the annual salary of a wellness manager.
Those with wellness consultant titles averaged $44,125 in salary,
according to survey results.
were not enough participants holding titles that included Manager,
Employee Health and Wellness by variations, but just to share those
figures, the average salary was $59,853.
overall average salary for a wellness professional in 2008 was $55,304,
the survey found.
taking level of education into account, a Master’s
degree-level wellness professional earns $8,212 more per year than
their counterpart holding a Bachelor’s degree, the survey
a future issue we will look at an analysis of salary level combined
with years of experience.
following table illustrates ranking wellness titles with average
salary, in descending order of average salary, titles we could compare.
Comparing Wellness Titles
Manager, Employee Health and Wellness
Senior Program Manager
Wellness Professionals Salary and Benefits Survey, conducted by Wellness
Program Management Advisor.
Copyright 2009 Wellness Management Information Center
course it is important to keep in mind that the single most important
factor influencing a wellness professional’s salary is years
of experience coupled with the actual job description – what
the organization expects the wellness professional to do and achieve.
there are so many variations for a wellness professional’s
job title we could only do the comparison where there was an adequate
number of survey respondents reporting similar titles.
range of titles include: injury and illness prevention coordinator,
health/wellness coordinator, health management administrator, health
coach, employee wellness specialist, disease management and wellness
coordinator, director of employee benefits and wellness, business
coordinator for worksite wellness development, occupational health
nurse, regional director of health and wellness, and medical and
periodic salary and benefits survey of wellness professionals was
conducted online among wellness professionals and subscribers to Wellness
Program Management Advisor, Wellness Junction Professional
Update and members of the Wellness Manager Professional Discussion
Group and reflects salary and benefit information for the 2007-2008
Note: This confidential salary and benefits data of wellness
professionals has been exclusively gathered and
compiled by Wellness Program Management
Advisor. This information is intended for the
private use only of subscribers to Wellness
Program Management Advisor. The data is
the property of Wellness Management Information