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General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

General Managers of Fitness Clubs in the United States pull down an average of $44K per year. Total cash compensation to General Managers of Fitness Clubs bottoms out near $25K and approaches $77K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $19K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for General Managers of Fitness Clubs is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Although a little more than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,226 - $73,093
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,722
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90%

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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 - $19,471  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,213  
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: 2 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 - $19,471  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,879  
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).
)
$24,920 - $76,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 results suggest that General Managers of Fitness Clubs put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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, 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

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 $50K. General Managers of Fitness Clubs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $55K.

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Experience Affects General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 44%
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