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Director, Fitness & Wellness Salary

An average Director of Fitness & Wellness in the United States can expect to take home roughly $43K per year. Most Directors of Fitness & Wellness report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Directors of Fitness & Wellness (65 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,033 - $68,409
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MEDIAN: $43,169
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$30,033 - $68,409  
   
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$0.00 - $14,899  
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$29,590 - $71,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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 income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $47K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Fitness & Wellness see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $56K.

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Experience Affects Director, Fitness & Wellness Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 6%