Just under three-fifths of Directors of Fitness & Wellness in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $31K to $77K per year, but median earnings come to around $53K per year. Most Directors of Fitness & Wellness like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Directors of Fitness & Wellness who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Almost all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,868 - $67,485
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$67K
MEDIAN: $53,495
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90%

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$11.88 - $30.13
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,868 - $67,485  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $13,395  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,639 - $77,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$290.87 - $13,395  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,639 - $77,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Directors of Fitness & Wellness — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Directors of Fitness & Wellness who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Director, Fitness & Wellness Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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