General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

General Managers of Fitness Clubs in the United States pull down an average of $42K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up a slight majority of General Managers of Fitness Clubs (55 percent) survey respondents. The larger part of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, around two in five report medical coverage and just under a third claim dental coverage as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,251 - $66,626
$28K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,806
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$10.36 - $18.11
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MEDIAN: $12.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,251 - $66,626  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $12,208  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Commission
$5.14 - $30,773  
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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$25,135 - $71,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $18.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.14  
Overtime
$19.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$200.00 - $12,208  
   
Commission
$5.14 - $30,773  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$25,135 - $71,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for General Manager, Fitness Club

General managers at fitness clubs provide general supervision for public gyms, commercial gyms and training facilities. They typically directly supervise a team of departmental managers or supervisors who oversee aspects of the club such as weight rooms, exercise and yoga classes, saunas and pools, and other areas of concern. The general manager typically helps provide overall direction and guidance to the club. He or she also may report to a regional director, executive or ownership board regarding the financial health of the club and ongoing operational initiatives.

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General Manager, Fitness Club 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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Popular Skills for General Manager, Fitness Club


General Managers of Fitness Clubs report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Sales Management and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Fitness Club

Pay by Experience for a General Manager, Fitness Club has a positive trend. An entry-level General Manager, Fitness Club with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Manager, Fitness Club with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Fitness Club which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 36 salaries. A General Manager, Fitness Club with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for General Manager, Fitness Club

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

▲39%

▲23%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Sales Management
▲21%

Operations Management
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Sales
▼3%





Customer Service
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 59%
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