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Health Coach Salary

Health Coachs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by years of experience and the specific company. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Health Coachs survey respondents are women (76 percent). Work is enjoyable for Health Coachs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,588 - $67,169
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,143
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$14.39 - $34.46
(Median)
$14
$20
$34
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
$32,588 - $67,169  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$31,603 - $67,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $34.46  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $39.33  
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 - $4,000  
   
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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$31,603 - $67,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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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


Aetna, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $61K.

Popular Skills for Health Coach


Survey results suggest that Health Coachs use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Health and Wellness to be familiar with Health Education as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Health Coachs. 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. Health Coachs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $64K.

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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

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
up arrow 1%

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 41 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%
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