Director, Fitness & Wellness Salary
The majority of Directors of Fitness & Wellness in the United States — roughly three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $80K per year, and the median is $52K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Fitness & Wellness. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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.Read More...
These directors work closely with other fitness and wellness specialists to manage initiatives and increase revenue, and they may manage a variety of fitness and group exercises and make further recommendations to increase customer satisfaction. They should be organized and able to multitask on different projects at once, and must develop effective strategies for people of all ages to maximize results. They may create diet plans by collaborating with nutritionists and also manage supplies and fitness equipment and set performance goals. They must follow strict safety procedures to minimize accidents and ensure that all products used align with brand specifications, and they may also be tasked with hiring and training personnel. They must also motivate professionals and participants toward a variety of wellness goals.
A bachelor's degree in a health- or business-related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in fitness and wellness is highly beneficial. Industry and leadership certifications are also helpful.
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
Pay by Experience for a Director, Fitness & Wellness has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Fitness & Wellness with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Fitness & Wellness with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Director, Fitness & Wellness which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 29 salaries. A Director, Fitness & Wellness with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 10 salaries.
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