Life Coach Salary
The average Life Coach in the United States earns approximately $33.00 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Life Coachs. Some workers in this field — the larger part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by about two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Life Coachs making up 73 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$28,564 - $88,518|
|Bonus||$293.61 - $4,085|
|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).)
|$26,884 - $204,981|
|Hourly Rate||$11.78 - $120.66|
|Hourly Tips||$0.18 - $7.09|
|Overtime||$7.71 - $78.30|
|Bonus||$293.61 - $4,085|
|Total Pay (||$26,884 - $204,981|
Job Description for Life Coach
Life coaches are generally required to be knowledgeable of a variety of health and wellness topics, such as proper nutrition, exercise regimens, and other activities which contribute to leading a healthy lifestyle. They may work with people of all ages, and some work primarily with students while others work with older adults.Read More...
The main responsibility of a life coach is to help people who want to lead healthier lifestyles and improve both their physical and psychological well-being. Life coaches may work in schools, gyms, and even hospitals. They almost always work indoors, but may occasionally work outdoors for certain exercising regimens. Some life coaches may travel directly to clients' homes to work with them in their own personal space. They may or may not work with other life coaches to assist people that are struggling with weight or other health problems, as well.
Educational requirements are not strict for this position. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement, and some employers may require an associate's or bachelor's degree. Prior experience in some form may also be a qualification, generally one year or more. Depending on the employer, life coaches may work a range of schedules; those who work at schools may work during school hours, while those employed at hospitals may work at any time of day or night.
Life Coach Tasks
- Interview clients and determine coaching needs and individual goals.
- Utilize best practices like behavioral and cognitive therapy to work with clients.
- Document all interactions and recommendations, including skill assessments.
- Research and identify certificates, courses, exercise programs and other tools.
- Identify, explain and train clients in strategies to reach their goals.
Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach
Pay by Experience for a Life Coach has a positive trend. An entry-level Life Coach with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 291 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Life Coach with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Life Coach which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 100 salaries. A Life Coach with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 48 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Life Coachs, 145 percent higher than the national average. Life Coachs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+47 percent), Atlanta (+42 percent), Washington (+32 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Compared to the national average, Austin Life Coachs have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Denver and San Francisco are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 21 percent less than the median.
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