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Life Coach Salary (United States)

Life Coachs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $35.29 per hour. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Life Coachs making up 71 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and one in four earn dental coverage. Most Life Coachs like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Life Coach Salary (?
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$24,983 - $78,696
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MEDIAN: $44,006
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Life Coach Salary (?
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$11.14 - $125.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$24,983 - $78,696  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
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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$24,544 - $211,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $125.28  
   
Overtime
$14.02 - $72.72  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
   
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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$24,544 - $211,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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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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Survey results show that Life Coachs typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Leadership and Counseling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication. Employees educated in Counseling are typically practiced in Oral / Verbal Communication, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Life Coachs. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $45K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $57K. For Life Coachs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $106K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
up arrow 99%
Austin
up arrow 93%
Phoenix
up arrow 60%
National Average
$51,000
Houston
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Surpassing the national average by 204 percent, Life Coachs in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Life Coachs will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+99 percent) and Austin (+93 percent). Life Coachs in Chicago report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (24 percent lower) and Atlanta (10 percent lower).

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 107%
Experienced
up arrow 64%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 24%
Counseling
up arrow 4%
National Average
$51,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 61%