Director, Fitness & Wellness Salary

Directors of Fitness & Wellness in the United States can expect to earn an average of $43K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Directors of Fitness & Wellness (65 percent) survey participants are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,955 - $67,080
MEDIAN: $42,868

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$31,547 - $68,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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.

For many Directors of Fitness & Wellness, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. Directors of Fitness & Wellness bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $55K.

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Experience Affects Director, Fitness & Wellness Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


65 %
35 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 3%