Life Coach Salary

The average Life Coach in the United States earns approximately $35.48 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the larger part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over a third and dental insurance is reported by just under one in three. Female Life Coachs make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most Life Coachs like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,278 - $79,476
(Median)
$27K
$45K
$79K
MEDIAN: $45,318
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$11.42 - $122.79
(Median)
$11
$35
$120
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$27,278 - $79,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
Commission
$9,826  
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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$25,443 - $207,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $122.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$14.49 - $75.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
   
Commission
$9,826  
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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$25,443 - $207,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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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

  • 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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing People Management and Oral / Verbal Communication as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Counseling and Oral / Verbal Communication are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $47K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $60K. For Life Coachs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $80K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $105K on average.

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 102%

Experienced
up arrow 55%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 16%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000


People Management
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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