Director, Fitness & Wellness Salary

Commissions form a big slice (about two-fifths) of total compensation for Directors of Fitness & Wellness. The median income in this area hovers around $48K. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Female Directors of Fitness & Wellness make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The majority of Directors of Fitness & Wellness claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,808 - $68,510
MEDIAN: $47,141

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$32,808 - $68,510  
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$31,611 - $72,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Director, Fitness & Wellness

  • 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.
  • Handle administrative duties and manage the budget, payroll, and membership fees.
  • 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.

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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.

Directors of Fitness & Wellness with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. Directors of Fitness & Wellness bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $54K.

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Experience Affects Director, Fitness & Wellness Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


71 %
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 7%