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Life Coach Salary

The average Life Coach in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $38.68 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.84 per hour, and the top verges on $125.08171343943744. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Life Coachs survey respondents are women (73 percent). Over a third enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-fifth. For the most part, Life Coachs enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$25,210 - $79,404
(Median)
$25K
$44K
$79K
MEDIAN: $44,391
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$11.84 - $125.08
(Median)
$12
$39
$130
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,210 - $79,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Total Pay (?
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$25,349 - $211,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $125.08  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $76.03  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
   
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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$25,349 - $211,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318

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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 takers who work as Life Coachs typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Leadership, Counseling, and Oral / Verbal Communication can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication. It is not unusual for someone who knows Counseling to be familiar with 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.


Life Coachs who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $48K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $60K on average. Life Coachs bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Life Coachs with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $107K.

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 103%

Experienced
up arrow 74%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 19%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 60%
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