How much does a Behavioral Health Director make in the United States? The average Behavioral Health Director salary in the United States is $123,607 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $104,155 and $142,102. 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.
Behavioral Health Director oversees the study and treatment of patients with emotional, mental, or psychological disorders. Manages and directs the activities of behavioral health services. Being a Behavioral Health Director ensures all behavioral health operations are in compliance with clinical guidelines. May be responsible for both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Additionally, Behavioral Health Director requires an advanced degree. Typically reports to top management. The Behavioral Health Director 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. To be a Behavioral Health Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Behavioral Health Director do?
Behavioral Health Director in Alameda, CA
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of coverage and benefits in order to promote appropriate service utilization and increase participant, member, and patient knowledge and satisfaction.
September 13, 2019
Document care coordination and discharge planning needs, activities, and follow up actions in a timely manner according to Alliance policies and regulatory standards in the care management systems independently and in coordination with case managers and other team members.
November 17, 2019
Participate in case conferences and meetings with case managers and medical director(s) in order to support effective care coordination.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Behavioral Health Director in the United States. The base salary for Behavioral Health Director ranges from $104,155 to $142,102 with the average base salary of $123,607. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $106,110 to $146,011 with the average total cash compensation of $124,840.