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Life Coach Salary

An average Life Coach in the United States can expect to take home roughly $36.68 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.80 per hour, and the top verges on $124.51403012287992. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Life Coachs make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The majority of Life Coachs claim high levels of job satisfaction. While a majority report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than a third have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$25,342 - $79,411
(Median)
$25K
$45K
$79K
MEDIAN: $44,992
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$11.80 - $124.51
(Median)
$12
$37
$120
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,342 - $79,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Total Pay (?
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$25,386 - $210,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $124.51  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $76.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$25,386 - $210,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 325

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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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Professional skills reported by Life Coachs are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Leadership command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $59K. For Life Coachs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $91K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $106K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 104%

Experienced
up arrow 76%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 20%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 17%

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
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 60%
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