Health Coach Salary

Median pay for Health Coachs in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. While career duration and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Health Coachs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most Health Coachs survey respondents are women (77 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,587 - $67,598

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$13.10 - $34.18

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,587 - $67,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$30,703 - $67,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $34.18  
   
Overtime
$18.42 - $39.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$30,703 - $67,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $61K.

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 21 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Nutrition Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. personal training and Workplace Health also typically command lower compensation. Aptitude in Health and Wellness tends to also indicate an understanding of Health Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

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


Health Coachs generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Health Coachs make a median salary of $56K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $64K on average.

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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Nutrition
up arrow 21%


National Average
$44,000

Health Education
up arrow 1%

Motivational Interviewing
up arrow 3%

Workplace Health
up arrow 6%

personal training
up arrow 13%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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