General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

The average Fitness Club General Manager in the United States earns approximately $43K per year. In the world of General Managers of Fitness Clubs, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $74K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $19K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women General Managers of Fitness Clubs who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Work is enjoyable for General Managers of Fitness Clubs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,944 - $72,014
(Median)
$24K
$43K
$72K
MEDIAN: $43,114
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$8.66 - $20.20
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$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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,944 - $72,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,432  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,213  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,617  
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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$24,632 - $73,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.66 - $20.20  
   
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,432  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,617  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,213  
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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$24,632 - $73,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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


General Managers of Fitness Clubs report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales and Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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.


General Managers of Fitness Clubs generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $59K.

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Experience Affects General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 44%