The average Fitness Club General Manager in the United States earns approximately $42K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. Women make up a slight majority of General Managers of Fitness Clubs (55 percent) survey respondents. The majority of General Managers of Fitness Clubs claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,360 - $67,668
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$28K
$42K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,324
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$10.00 - $17.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,360 - $67,668  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$5.14 - $30,773  
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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$25,189 - $71,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $17.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.40  
Overtime
$18.00  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$408.51 - $14,899  
   
Commission
$5.14 - $30,773  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$25,189 - $71,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for General Manager, Fitness Club

General managers at fitness clubs provide general supervision for public gyms, commercial gyms and training facilities. They typically directly supervise a team of departmental managers or supervisors who oversee aspects of the club such as weight rooms, exercise and yoga classes, saunas and pools, and other areas of concern. The general manager typically helps provide overall direction and guidance to the club. He or she also may report to a regional director, executive or ownership board regarding the financial health of the club and ongoing operational initiatives.

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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 Sales Management, Operations Management, Sales, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel. 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $40K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. 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
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National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect General Manager, Fitness Club Salaries

Sales Management
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Operations Management
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National Average
$42,000

Sales
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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