Fitness Center Manager Salary
Fitness Center Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K annually. Job satisfaction for Fitness Center Managers is high. While some workers in this profession — about one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just under one-half have dental insurance. The vast majority of Fitness Center Managers (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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|Total Pay (||$23,065 - $59,648|
|Hourly Rate||$9.21 - $21.53|
|Total Pay (||$23,065 - $59,648|
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.Read More...
Their primary goal is to increase their center's membership base and ensure that the staff is also working toward this goal. This may sometimes mean that managers will implement promotional activities in the aim of accruing members.
Unlike most roles within a fitness center, the work of a manager is behind the scenes, and interactions with club members is fairly infrequent. They will, however, have regular engagement with personal trainers to ensure they are follow protocol and meeting their job requirements. Many fitness center managers often begin as personal trainers, but those who haven't must be sure to have very in-depth knowledge of personal training and fitness in general.
The work is mostly indoors, although there may be outdoor events from time to time, such as fitness boot camps. Though most of the work is administrative and non-physical, they must nevertheless have a high level of fitness for training prospective employees.
Required credentials vary from center to center. Some may prefer experience in a personal training or management role over formal education while others may require a Bachelor's degree in a fitness- or health-related field.
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
Pay by Experience for a Fitness Center Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Fitness Center Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fitness Center Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Fitness Center Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 12 salaries. A Fitness Center Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 16 salaries.
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