General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

Average General Managers of Fitness Clubs in the United States make around $44K per year. In the world of General Managers of Fitness Clubs, overall cash earnings stretch from $25K near the bottom to $77K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $15K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $10K, along with commissions approaching $12K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of General Managers of Fitness Clubs (54 percent) survey respondents. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Job satisfaction for General Managers of Fitness Clubs is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,364 - $74,095

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$8.60 - $19.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,364 - $74,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $9,863  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,307  
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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$24,923 - $76,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.60 - $19.91  
   
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,307  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $9,863  
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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$24,923 - $76,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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 show that General Managers of Fitness Clubs use a fair number of 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. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those 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.


For many General Managers of Fitness Clubs, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. General Managers of Fitness Clubs bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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
up arrow 36%



National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$43,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%


Sales
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 42%
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