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Gym Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Gym Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $35K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. One in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-seventh collect dental insurance. Most Gym Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,414 - $51,712
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,994
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90%

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$9.05 - $17.71
(Median)
$9
$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
$20,414 - $51,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Commission
$204.26 - $12,723  
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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$20,170 - $51,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $17.71  
   
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
Commission
$204.26 - $12,723  
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).
)
$20,170 - $51,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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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Survey takers who work as 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 24 percent, 19 percent, and 15 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Gym Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Gym Manager Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 24%

People Management
up arrow 19%

Operations Management
up arrow 15%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 66%