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Fitness Club Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Fitness Club Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $34K annually. For the most part, Fitness Club Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than half — do not have any health coverage, approximately half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Fitness Club Managers (52 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$22,867 - $60,579
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$61K
MEDIAN: $34,259
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$9.74 - $25.15
(Median)
$9
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,867 - $60,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
Commission
$1,200 - $5,000  
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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$23,013 - $59,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $25.15  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
   
Commission
$1,200 - $5,000  
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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$23,013 - $59,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Fitness Club Manager

  • 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.
  • Maintain a positive relationship between customers and the fitness club through effective communication and outreach.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fitness Club 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Fitness Club Managers make $46K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $49K.

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Experience Affects Fitness Club Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 47%
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