General Manager, Fitness Club Salary

Median pay for General Managers of Fitness Clubs in the United States is around $44K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $15K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $12K, total income for General Managers of Fitness Clubs can range between $25K and $77K according to individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,479 - $74,156
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$74K
MEDIAN: $43,737
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$8.60 - $19.91
(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
$24,479 - $74,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
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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$25,003 - $77,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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, 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 - $15,319  
   
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).
)
$25,003 - $77,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 suggest that General Managers of Fitness Clubs put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are 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.


For many General Managers of Fitness Clubs, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $59K on average.

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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
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National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

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 37 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 42%
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