Director, Fitness & Wellness Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Directors of Fitness & Wellness comes from commissions — roughly two-fifths on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $48K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Fitness & Wellness. Nearly all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Directors of Fitness & Wellness survey respondents are women (71 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,808 - $68,510
MEDIAN: $47,141

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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Fitness & Wellness make a median salary of $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $54K on average.

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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%