General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

General Managers of Fitness Clubs in the United States take home an average $42K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of General Managers of Fitness Clubs claim high levels of job satisfaction. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,815 - $67,443
$29K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,898
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$10.40 - $18.25
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MEDIAN: $13.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,815 - $67,443  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Commission
$5.21 - $30,536  
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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$25,504 - $71,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $18.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.40  
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
$394.53 - $12,164  
   
Commission
$5.21 - $30,536  
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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$25,504 - $71,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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


Survey results imply that General Managers of Fitness Clubs put a diverse skill set to use. Fortunate workers who know Sales Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Fitness Club

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $39K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $43K. On average, General Managers of Fitness Clubs make $50K following one to two decades on the job. As General Managers of Fitness Clubs reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $58K.

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Key Stats for General Manager, Fitness Club

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲20%

▲3%

National Average
$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Sales Management
▲20%

Operations Management
▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Sales
▼3%





Customer Service
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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