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Health Coach Salary

Pay for Health Coachs in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $32K to $69K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career length and the particular employer. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Health Coachs like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Health Coachs survey respondents are women (76 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$33,177 - $67,341
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,219
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$14.23 - $34.94
(Median)
$14
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,177 - $67,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$31,528 - $68,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $34.94  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $39.50  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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).
)
$31,528 - $68,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Health Coach

Depending on the employer, health coaches may have a wide variety of job requirements and responsibilities. Generally, health coaches work with individuals to help them improve their health and then maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes establishing dietary plans, safe exercise routines, and monitoring systems. The coach generally works one on one with clients and patients.

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Health Coach Tasks

  • Interact with clients at regular intervals by email, phone or in person.
  • Assist physician/director during consults with potential new clients.
  • Encourage adoption of habits that are conducive to a higher quality of life.
  • Contact clients enrolled in health program and provide necessary wellness coaching.
  • Develop customized plans for program participants including goals and plan of action.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Coach


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Aetna, Inc. offers the most; Health Coachs earn $61K on average there.

Popular Skills for Health Coach


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Nutrition and Health and Wellness are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Nutrition Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Workplace Health and Motivational Interviewing also typically command lower compensation. Those with knowledge of Health and Wellness tend to be skilled in Health Education as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

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


Health Coachs with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $64K.

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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Nutrition
up arrow 20%


Health Education
0%

National Average
$45,000

Motivational Interviewing
up arrow 6%

Workplace Health
up arrow 7%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%