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Behavioral Health Director in the United States

How much does a Behavioral Health Director earn in the United States? The average Behavioral Health Director salary in the United States is $120,048 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $101,155 and $138,008. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Oversees the study and treatment of patients with emotional, mental, or psychological disorders. Manages and directs the activities of behavioral health services. Ensures all behavioral health operations are in compliance with clinical guidelines. May be responsible for both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Requires an advanced degree. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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