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Health Coach Salary

The average Health Coach in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. Compensation ranges from $32K on the lower end to $70K per year on the higher end. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and geography are driving factors as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Health Coachs making up 74 percent. Work is enjoyable for Health Coachs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$33,106 - $68,209
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MEDIAN: $45,881
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$14.62 - $35.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,106 - $68,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$31,858 - $69,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $39.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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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$31,858 - $69,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
United States (change)

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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Aetna, Inc. — the median salary there is $62K.

Popular Skills for Health Coach


Survey results imply that Health Coachs put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Motivational Interviewing, and Health Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Nutrition Support and Workplace Health. Those with knowledge of Health and Wellness tend to be skilled in Health Education as well.

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. 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 $49K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Health Coachs bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $65K.

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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Nutrition
up arrow 8%


National Average
$44,000

Health Education
up arrow 1%

Motivational Interviewing
up arrow 1%

Workplace Health
up arrow 5%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 21%