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General Manager, Fitness Club Salary (United States)

Pay for General Managers of Fitness Clubs in the United States is typically around $42K annually. Total cash earnings of General Managers of Fitness Clubs range from $24K on the low end to $80K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male General Managers of Fitness Clubs making up 50 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for General Managers of Fitness Clubs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
General Manager, Fitness Club Salary (?
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$23,640 - $76,590
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MEDIAN: $42,274
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General Manager, Fitness Club Salary (?
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$8.46 - $22.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,640 - $76,590  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,256  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$24,338 - $79,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.46 - $22.40  
   
Overtime
$12.33 - $19.16  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,256  
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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$24,338 - $79,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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 imply that General Managers of Fitness Clubs put a diverse skill set 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. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled 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.
General Managers of Fitness Clubs do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. General Managers of Fitness Clubs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $50K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$42,000
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General Managers of Fitness Clubs will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. General Managers of Fitness Clubs will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+13 percent).

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Experience Affects General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

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National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Microsoft Word
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National Average
$42,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 43%