Life Coach Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Life Coach is $29.03 per hour. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. A skill in Leadership is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Life Coach Salary (?
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$24,851 - $78,364
(Median)
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60K
78K
MEDIAN: $41,741
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Life Coach Salary (?
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$10.71 - $124.91
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$24,851 - $78,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
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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$23,987 - $210,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.71 - $124.91  
   
Overtime
$13.62 - $62.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
   
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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$23,987 - $210,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
up arrow 105%
Phoenix
up arrow 76%
National Average
$50,000
Houston
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Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Dallas
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Chicago
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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 110%
Experienced
up arrow 55%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 37%
National Average
$50,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 60%