The average Health Coach in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K per year. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority of Health Coachs (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Health Coachs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,690 - $65,594
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$31K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $44,814
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$12.46 - $30.70
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,690 - $65,594  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $9,933  
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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$29,775 - $65,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $30.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$20.20 - $48.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$251.68 - $9,933  
   
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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$29,775 - $65,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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


Humana, Inc., Aetna, Inc., American Specialty Health (ASH), Omada Health, and Healthways, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Health Coachs. Health Coachs flock to Cigna Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $62K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are UnitedHealth Group at $55K, Aetna, Inc. at $51K, and Healthways, Inc., where Health Coachs annually earn $43K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Omada Health ($35K), Humana, Inc. ($43K), and Healthways, Inc. ($43K).

Popular Skills for Health Coach


Survey results imply that Health Coachs put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Motivational Interviewing, Oral / Verbal Communication, Health and Wellness, and Health Education 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. Those familiar with Health and Wellness also tend to know Motivational Interviewing.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Motivational Interviewing
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 2%

Health Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Nutrition
up arrow 1%

Workplace Health
up arrow 5%

personal training
up arrow 12%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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