Fitness Club Manager Salary

Fitness Club Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by nearly one-half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,272 - $60,713
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$61K
MEDIAN: $34,642
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90%

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$9.64 - $20.73
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
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
$23,272 - $60,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Commission
$1,179 - $2,775  
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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$23,322 - $61,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $20.73  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Commission
$1,179 - $2,775  
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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$23,322 - $61,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Fitness Club Manager

A fitness club manager oversees the operations of a fitness club. The manager makes sure that employees, such as receptionists, instructors, and personal trainers, are carrying out their duties in accordance with company policies and that they are supplying good customer service. The manager may have to carry out tasks, such as hiring, employee evaluations, and payroll.

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Fitness Club Manager Tasks

  • 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.


Fitness Club Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. Fitness Club Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Fitness Club Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $49K.

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Experience Affects Fitness Club Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 49%
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