Directors of Fitness & Wellness in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and three in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $53K annually, but may range from $33K to $79K per year. Nearly all enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Directors of Fitness & Wellness like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Directors of Fitness & Wellness are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,493 - $75,497
$33K
$53K
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MEDIAN: $52,538
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$33,493 - $75,497  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $13,277  
Commission
$10,000  
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$32,695 - $78,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for Director, Fitness & Wellness

Directors of fitness and wellness are responsible for coordinating and directing fitness and wellness activities for their organizations, as well as managing fitness staff and developing new activities for clients. They must use their leadership skills to motivate both participants and personnel, and also use a personal computer to conduct research, answer correspondence, measure program performance, and write reports.

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Director, Fitness & Wellness Tasks

  • Manage the daily operation of programs and activities at a fitness center.
  • Determine fitness center equipment requirements and oversee maintenance of equipment and the facilities.
  • Handle administrative duties and manage the budget, payroll, and membership fees.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff and trainers, and coordinate staff schedules and tasks.
  • Design and carry out fitness and wellness programs tailored to the needs of fitness center customers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Fitness & Wellness

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Directors of Fitness & Wellness, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $52K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Fitness & Wellness bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Key Stats for Director, Fitness & Wellness

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Director, Fitness & Wellness Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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