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Health Coach Salary

Median pay for Health Coachs in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $46K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though career length and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Health Coachs survey respondents are women (75 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,925 - $67,904
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,129
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$14.21 - $34.39
(Median)
$14
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,925 - $67,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
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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$31,203 - $68,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $34.39  
   
Overtime
$18.42 - $39.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
   
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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$31,203 - $68,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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


For Health Coachs, comfortable salaries can be found at Aetna, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $61K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Health Coach


Health Coachs seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. Workplace Health and Motivational Interviewing also typically command lower compensation. Health and Wellness and Health Education are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

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


Health Coachs with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. Health Coachs who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. Health Coachs who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $64K on average.

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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Nutrition
up arrow 21%


Health Education
0%

National Average
$45,000

Motivational Interviewing
up arrow 5%

Workplace Health
up arrow 7%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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