Life Coach Salary

The average Life Coach in the United States earns approximately $33.00 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Life Coachs. Some workers in this field — the larger part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by about two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Life Coachs making up 73 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,564 - $88,518
$29K
$45K
$89K
MEDIAN: $44,602
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$11.78 - $120.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$28,564 - $88,518  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$15,250  
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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$26,884 - $204,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $120.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.18 - $7.09  
Overtime
$7.71 - $78.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$293.61 - $4,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,250  
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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$26,884 - $204,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 273

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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

  • Interview clients and determine coaching needs and individual goals.
  • Utilize best practices like behavioral and cognitive therapy to work with clients.
  • Document all interactions and recommendations, including skill assessments.
  • Research and identify certificates, courses, exercise programs and other tools.
  • Identify, explain and train clients in strategies to reach their goals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach

Pay by Experience for a Life Coach has a positive trend. An entry-level Life Coach with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 291 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Life Coach with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Life Coach which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 100 salaries. A Life Coach with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,042

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Life Coachs, 145 percent higher than the national average. Life Coachs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+47 percent), Atlanta (+42 percent), Washington (+32 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Compared to the national average, Austin Life Coachs have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Denver and San Francisco are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 21 percent less than the median.

Life Coach Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Life Coach

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Life Coach Salaries

▲49%

▲23%

National Average
$51,000

▼3%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Coaching
▲194%

Leadership
▲17%

▲1%

Training Program Development
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


People Management
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 57%
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