Life Coach Salary

The average Life Coach in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $35.55 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.53 per hour on the lower end to $123.40927575261888 on the higher end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although close to two-fifths have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, the larger part claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Life Coachs claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Life Coachs survey respondents are women (74 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,512 - $78,752

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$11.53 - $123.41

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,512 - $78,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Total Pay (?
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$25,128 - $208,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $123.41  
   
Overtime
$14.23 - $75.50  
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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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$25,128 - $208,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353
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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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Professional skills reported by Life Coachs are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Leadership can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication. Many workers who know Counseling also know Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Life Coachs. During the first five years of their careers, Life Coachs see a median income of $47K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $57K. Life Coachs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $79K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $107K.

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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 108%

Experienced
up arrow 55%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 22%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

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
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 59%
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