Director, Fitness & Wellness Salary

The average Director of Fitness & Wellness in the United States earns approximately $45K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Directors of Fitness & Wellness survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Most Directors of Fitness & Wellness like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$32,367 - $66,820
MEDIAN: $44,605

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$31,147 - $68,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Directors of Fitness & Wellness with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $37K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $44K on average. Directors of Fitness & Wellness see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 5%