Health Coach Salary

An average Health Coach in the United States can expect to take home roughly $45K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. The majority of Health Coachs claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Women make up the vast majority of Health Coachs (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,347 - $68,547
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$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,765
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$13.24 - $31.04
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$0$68K
Salary $31,347 - $68,547
Bonus $251.68 - $10,137
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$30,244 - $68,548
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 288
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $13.24 - $31.04
Hourly Tips $0.17
Overtime $14.35 - $49.75
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $251.68 - $10,137
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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$30,244 - $68,548
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 242

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Coach


Humana, Inc., Aetna, Inc., Omada Health, Healthways, Inc., and Cigna Corporation are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Cigna Corporation — the median salary there is $62K. UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., and Healthways, Inc. also offer top salaries for Health Coachs. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $54K, $51K, and $43K, respectively.

Omada Health, Humana, Inc., and Healthways, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $35K, $43K, and $43K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Health Coach


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Health and Wellness are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Nutrition Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. personal training and Workplace Health also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Health and Wellness are also skilled in Motivational Interviewing.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

Pay by Experience for a Health Coach has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Coach with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 364 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Coach with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Health Coach which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 62 salaries. A Health Coach with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,444

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Health Coachs in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Health Coachs will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+45 percent), New York (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+20 percent), and Minneapolis (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Jacksonville. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Nashville (11 percent less) and Indianapolis (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Health Coach

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries

▲46%

▲26%

▲7%

National Average
$43,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Counseling
▲12%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▲3%



National Average
$43,000

Nutrition
▼1%

Workplace Health
▼5%

personal training
▼12%

Nutrition Support
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 29%
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