Life Coach Salary

Life Coachs in the United States take home an average $35.59 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.54 per hour on the lower end to $123.79384919136277 on the higher end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a majority lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than a third and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. Most Life Coachs report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Life Coachs making up 74 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,757 - $79,027
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$26K
$45K
$79K
MEDIAN: $44,754
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$11.54 - $123.79
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,757 - $79,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
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$25,181 - $209,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $123.79  
   
Overtime
$14.23 - $75.50  
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$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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$25,181 - $209,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Life Coachs who took the survey. Fortunate workers who know Leadership command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication. It is not unusual for someone who knows Counseling to be familiar with Oral / Verbal Communication as well.

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. 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 $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Life Coachs make a median salary of $82K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income 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 105%

Experienced
up arrow 59%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

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 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 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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