Health Coach Salary

For Health Coachs, annual average wages total $45K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Health Coachs report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Health Coachs making up 77 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,374 - $67,501
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,376
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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
$31,374 - $67,501  
   
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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$30,794 - $68,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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$30,794 - $68,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


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 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 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. Experience with Health and Wellness is often linked with knowledge of Health Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

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


For many Health Coachs, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. On average, Health Coachs make $56K following one to two decades on the job. 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 10%

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 4%

Workplace Health
up arrow 7%

personal training
up arrow 13%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 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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