Health Coachs in the United States take home an average $44K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Most Health Coachs like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Health Coachs are female. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,751 - $66,715
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MEDIAN: $44,216
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$12.42 - $30.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,751 - $66,715  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $9,933  
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$29,783 - $66,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $30.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$14.06 - $48.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$251.68 - $9,933  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,783 - $66,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249

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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


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Health Coachs include Humana, Inc., American Specialty Health (ASH), Aetna, Inc., Omada Health, and Healthways, Inc. Cigna Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $62K. UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., and Healthways, Inc. also offer top salaries for Health Coachs. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $55K, $51K, and $43K, respectively.

The lowest pay by far can be found at American Specialty Health (ASH) — this employer offers a median salary of $34K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Omada Health, Humana, Inc. and Healthways, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $35K, $43K, and $43K.

Popular Skills for Health Coach


Health Coachs generally report applying a varied skill set 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, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Nutrition Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. personal training and Workplace Health also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Health and Wellness are similarly competent in Motivational Interviewing.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

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


Health Coachs with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $47K. Health Coachs bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $64K.

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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 46 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 13%

Motivational Interviewing
up arrow 6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%



Nutrition
0%

National Average
$43,000

Workplace Health
up arrow 4%

personal training
up arrow 11%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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