Life Coach Salary

An average Life Coach in the United States can expect to take home roughly $30.86 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Life Coachs survey respondents are women (74 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, about two in five have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$28,951 - $81,864
$29K
$44K
$82K
MEDIAN: $43,524
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$11.74 - $119.59
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MEDIAN: $30.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$28,951 - $81,864  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$15,250  
Total Pay (?
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$26,906 - $199,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $119.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.18 - $7.09  
Overtime
$7.80 - $33.51  
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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$26,906 - $199,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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

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


Life Coachs with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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 $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Life Coachs make a median salary of $63K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $76K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,115

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

For those looking to make money, Life Coachs in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 149 percent above the national average. Life Coachs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+50 percent), Atlanta (+45 percent), Washington (+35 percent), and Seattle (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Denver and San Francisco (19 percent lower).

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
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Life Coach Salaries

▲52%

▲25%

National Average
$50,000

▼2%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Coaching
▲199%

Leadership
▲20%

▲3%

Training Program Development
▲2%


National Average
$50,000

People Management
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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