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General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

For General Managers of Fitness Clubs, yearly average wages total $43K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for General Managers of Fitness Clubs is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,226 - $73,093
(Median)
$24K
$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,493
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$8.63 - $20.24
(Median)
$8
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,226 - $73,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,432  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $7,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,879  
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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$24,920 - $76,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.63 - $20.24  
   
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,432  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,879  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $7,000  
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).
)
$24,920 - $76,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for General Manager, Fitness Club

The general manager, fitness club or general managers of a fitness club's position is the highest position at an individual location dealing in fitness such as a gym. General managers of fitness clubs must have a great deal of knowledge in exercise, health, and fitness. They must also be able to develop entertaining and unique programs to keep customers motivated to join or come back.

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


Survey takers who work as General Managers of Fitness Clubs typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 44%
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