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Gym Manager Salary

Those pursuing careers as Gym Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $35K per year. Most Gym Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly one in three enjoy medical while close to one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Women Gym Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$20,349 - $51,948
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MEDIAN: $34,784
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$8.86 - $17.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,349 - $51,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Commission
$202.73 - $5,051  
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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$20,100 - $51,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $17.96  
   
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
Commission
$202.73 - $5,051  
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).
)
$20,100 - $51,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
United States (change)

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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Survey takers who work as Gym Managers report a focused set of job skills. Lucky workers who know Sales Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. People Management and Customer Service are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 20 percent and 25 percent.

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Experience Affects Gym Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Gym Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 25%

Customer Service
up arrow 20%

People Management
up arrow 20%

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 66%