Gym Manager Salary

Gym Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Gym Managers. Roughly one in three enjoy medical while nearly one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Women make up a slight majority of Gym Managers (56 percent) survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,587 - $51,529
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,563
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90%

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$8.89 - $17.74
(Median)
$8
$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
$20,587 - $51,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Commission
$160.00 - $9,000  
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).
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$20,032 - $52,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $17.74  
   
Overtime
$13.23 - $26.53  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Commission
$160.00 - $9,000  
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).
)
$20,032 - $52,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Gym Managers who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Sales Management, People Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 20 percent, and 16 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Gym Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Gym Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 25%

People Management
up arrow 20%

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 67%
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