Health Coach Salary

The average Health Coach in the United States earns approximately $45K per year. While career duration and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. While some workers in this profession — close to a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most Health Coachs survey respondents are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,287 - $67,237
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,050
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$13.71 - $34.32
(Median)
$14
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,287 - $67,237  
   
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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$30,758 - $67,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $34.32  
   
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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$30,758 - $67,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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


Health Coachs flock to Aetna, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $61K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Health Coach


Health Coachs report using a wide range 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 22 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. Health and Wellness and Health Education are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

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


For many Health Coachs, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $48K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Health Coachs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 47%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Nutrition
up arrow 22%


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 45 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
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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