General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

The average Fitness Club General Manager in the United States earns approximately $42K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a majority lack health benefits of any kind, more than a third do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one in four get dental coverage, too. Women make up a slight majority of General Managers of Fitness Clubs (51 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,738 - $68,658
$29K
$42K
$69K
MEDIAN: $41,940
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$10.16 - $18.05
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$0$73K
Salary $28,738 - $68,658
Bonus $175.00 - $12,000
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$25,099 - $73,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 148
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $10.16 - $18.05
Hourly Tips $7.14
Overtime $19.00
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $175.00 - $12,000
Commission $5.14 - $30,773
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$25,099 - $73,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent 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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Q: What is it like working as a General Manager, Fitness Club?

General Manager, Fitness Club in Idaho Falls:
"Rewarding."
Pros: The owners and the members are great.
Cons: Overworked and underpaid. To much on my plate.

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Key Stats for General Manager, Fitness Club

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

▲40%

▲23%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Sales Management
▲21%

Operations Management
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Sales
▼3%





Customer Service
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 63%
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