Pay for Gym Managers in the United States is very modest at just $32K per year. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in six collect dental insurance. Women Gym Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$19,764 - $51,953
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$32K
$52K
MEDIAN: $32,269
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$8.84 - $15.89
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,764 - $51,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$19,603 - $52,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $15.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$17.00  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
   
Commission
$168.71 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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).
)
$19,603 - $52,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Gym Manager

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $29K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $48K.

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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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Experience Affects Gym Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Gym Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 19%

Sales Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Sales
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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