Life Coach Salary

Life Coachs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $35.82 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.57 per hour on the low end to $123.26670146151002 on the high end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Life Coachs claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part lack health benefits of any kind, more than a third do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one in three get dental coverage, too. Most Life Coachs survey respondents are women (74 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,578 - $79,538
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$26K
$45K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,754
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$11.57 - $123.27
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,578 - $79,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
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$25,162 - $209,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $123.27  
   
Overtime
$14.23 - $75.50  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
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$0.00 - $5,045  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,162 - $209,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Leadership command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Oral / Verbal Communication. Aptitude in Counseling tends to also indicate an understanding of Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach

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


Life Coachs generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $47K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $58K. For Life Coachs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $106K.

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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 104%

Experienced
up arrow 62%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 21%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 59%
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