Fitness Center Manager Salary

The average Fitness Center Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $41K annually. Women make up the vast majority of Fitness Center Managers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,511 - $56,855
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$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,175
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$9.21 - $21.33
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,511 - $56,855  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Commission
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,881 - $57,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $21.33  
   
Overtime
$20.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$21,881 - $57,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Fitness Center Manager

Fitness center managers are primarily responsible for the management, administration, and leadership of a healthcare facility or fitness center/club. They are responsible for a variety of decisions and tasks, including hiring personal trainers, training new employees, scheduling shifts and rosters, overseeing day-to-day operations within the facility, maintaining the equipment and center in general, and demonstrating a regularly-informed knowledge of practices and technology in the fitness industry. If they work for a large franchise, they may also be responsible for carrying out initiatives from headquarters.

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Fitness Center Manager Tasks

  • Direct all aspects of the fitness club, including membership, front desk, facility maintenance, classes, and programs.
  • Set short and long term goals, plan future improvements and expansion.
  • Maintain a positive relationship between customers and the fitness club through effective communication and outreach.
  • Meet with department heads and owner to facilitate communication of objectives, needs, and concerns.
  • Manage budget to maximize profits, overseeing the payroll and department expenditures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fitness Center Manager

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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $35K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $40K. Fitness Center Managers bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $53K.

Key Stats for Fitness Center Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Fitness Center Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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