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Gym Manager Salary

Pay for Gym Managers in the United States is very modest at just $35K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in three, and one-seventh earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The majority of Gym Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,797 - $51,654
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,255
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50%
90%

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$9.03 - $17.74
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,797 - $51,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Commission
$306.39 - $12,723  
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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$20,306 - $52,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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
$9.03 - $17.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.25  
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 - $9,635  
   
Commission
$306.39 - $12,723  
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).
)
$20,306 - $52,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Gym Manager

Gym managers ensure gyms and fitness clubs run smoothly. Some common duties include preparing financial projections for owners, analyzing foot traffic and overall gym popularity, managing inventory, and ordering supplies and equipment. They also recruit, hire, and manage trainers and other workers, as well as arrange for cleaning and repairs, design ads, and ensure gym members receive excellent customer service. Gym managers are hired by many employers, including universities, sports teams, health facilities, freestanding gyms, hotels, resorts, and businesses with in-house fitness facilities.

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Gym Manager Tasks

  • Set short and long term goals, plan future improvements and expansion.
  • Maintain a positive relationship between customers and the fitness club through effective communication and outreach.
  • Direct all aspects of the gym, including membership, front desk, facility maintenance, classes, and programs.
  • Manage budget to maximize profits, overseeing the payroll and department expenditures.
  • Meet with gym staff and owner to facilitate communication of objectives, needs, and concerns.

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Gym Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Sales Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 17 percent, and 13 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Gym Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Gym Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 22%

People Management
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 66%
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