Gym Manager Salary

Gym Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $33K per year. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Gym Managers (55 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Just under a third enjoy medical while close to a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to an eighth. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,523 - $55,931
$21K
$33K
$56K
MEDIAN: $32,539
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$9.01 - $16.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,523 - $55,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,970  
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
Commission
$168.71 - $5,152  
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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$20,158 - $54,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $16.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$16.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,970  
   
Commission
$168.71 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
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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$20,158 - $54,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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

  • 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.
  • Direct all aspects of the gym, including membership, front desk, facility maintenance, classes, and programs.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Gym Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Gym Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $29K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $32K. Gym Managers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $48K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Gym Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Gym Manager?

Gym Manager in Abilene:
"Interaction with members."
Pros: I like being able to interact with members and I like not being stuck behind a desk all day. I also like working for a small business.
Cons: I do not like the amount of downtime there is.

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Key Stats for Gym Manager

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Gym Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Gym Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲18%

Sales Management
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

People Management
▼1%

Customer Service
▼9%

Sales
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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