Health Coach Salary

Health Coachs in the United States pull down an average of $45K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and years of experience. The vast majority of Health Coachs (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,238 - $66,954
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,121
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$12.84 - $30.99
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,238 - $66,954  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,163  
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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$30,345 - $66,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $30.99  
   
Overtime
$20.12 - $40.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,163  
   
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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$30,345 - $66,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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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


Health Coachs flock to American Specialty Health (ASH), Cigna Corporation, Humana, Inc., Healthways, Inc., and Aetna, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Cigna Corporation pays the most with a median salary of $61K, though there is little variation overall ($44K to $76K).


Survey results suggest that Health Coachs use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Oral / Verbal Communication, 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. Health and Wellness and Health Education are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. On average, Health Coachs make $56K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $62K.

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Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%



National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Health and Wellness
up arrow 3%

Nutrition
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Health Education
up arrow 1%

Motivational Interviewing
up arrow 3%

Workplace Health
up arrow 6%

personal training
up arrow 12%

Nutrition Support
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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