General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

The average Fitness Club General Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $42K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — the larger part lack coverage. On the flip side, more than two-fifths have medical insurance and slightly less than a third receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$27,812 - $66,847
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$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,941
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$10.33 - $18.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,812 - $66,847  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $12,255  
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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$25,247 - $72,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $18.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.40  
Overtime
$19.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$198.66 - $12,255  
   
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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$25,247 - $72,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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


Survey results suggest that General Managers of Fitness Clubs put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Sales Management and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


General Managers of Fitness Clubs do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. General Managers of Fitness Clubs in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $39K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $43K. General Managers of Fitness Clubs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Fitness Club General Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $58K.

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Key Stats for General Manager, Fitness Club

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

▲39%

▲22%

▲3%

National Average
$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Sales Management
▲20%

Operations Management
▲3%

National Average
$42,000

Sales
▼3%





Customer Service
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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