Life Coach Salary

An average Life Coach in the United States can expect to take home roughly $35.52 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Life Coachs make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Although a majority lack health benefits of any kind, more than a third do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than a third get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Life Coachs is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,146 - $80,265
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$25K
$45K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,995
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$11.53 - $124.33
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,146 - $80,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
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$25,092 - $210,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $124.33  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $76.03  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
   
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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$25,092 - $210,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 309

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Job Description for Life Coach

Working one-on-one with everyday people, whether it be in the office, over the phone, via the Internet, or even in one's own home, is something an aspiring life coach can expect to experience daily. Life coaches are responsible for helping others set realistic goals in areas such as employment, careers, family, love, health, and general self-development.

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Life Coach Tasks

  • Research and identify certificates, courses, exercise programs and other tools.
  • Identify, explain and train clients in strategies to reach their goals.
  • Document all interactions and recommendations, including skill assessments.
  • Interview clients and determine coaching needs and individual goals.
  • Utilize best practices like behavioral and cognitive therapy to work with clients.

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Life Coachs typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Leadership, Counseling, and Oral / Verbal Communication can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication. Those with knowledge of Counseling tend to be skilled in Oral / Verbal Communication as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $47K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $59K on average. For Life Coachs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. 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 $105K.

Life Coach Reviews

What is it like working as a Life Coach?

Life Coach in Fairfield:
"My Life's Mission."
Pros: Learning about people at a deeper level. People are fascinating and when you are able to go into a conversation with curiosity you uncover a unique world while also discovering human patterns of behavior.
Cons: Working isolated from home.

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Experience Affects Life Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 102%

Experienced
up arrow 63%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 20%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 58%