An average Life Coach in the United States can expect to take home roughly $31.18 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Life Coachs survey respondents are women (75 percent). Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — the greater part lack coverage. On the flip side, over a third have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$28,710 - $86,852
$29K
$44K
$87K
MEDIAN: $43,671
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$11.74 - $116.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$28,710 - $86,852  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$15,250  
Total Pay (?
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$27,265 - $201,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $116.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$12.60 - $60.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$293.61 - $4,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,250  
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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$27,265 - $201,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 290

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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.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach

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


Life Coachs with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $47K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $50K. Life Coachs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $75K.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Life Coach

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Life Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Coaching
up arrow 196%

Leadership
up arrow 18%


Training Program Development
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000


People Management
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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