Gym Manager Salary

Gym Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and one in seven earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,986 - $51,901
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,769
10%
50%
90%

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$8.81 - $17.32
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$19,986 - $51,901  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
Commission
$293.61 - $5,106  
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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$19,593 - $51,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $17.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.40  
Overtime
$0.07 - $37.25  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
Commission
$293.61 - $5,106  
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).
)
$19,593 - $51,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Sales Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 18 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Sales and Customer Service, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Gym Manager

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


For Gym Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $30K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $33K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $39K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 24%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Gym Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 27%

People Management
up arrow 18%

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Sales
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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