Life Coach Salary
Life Coachs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $30.42 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the greater part lack any form of coverage — but close to two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under a third have dental, too. Most Life Coachs survey respondents are women (75 percent). It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
The main responsibility of a life coach is to help people who want to lead healthier lifestyles and improve both their physical and psychological well-being. Life coaches may work in schools, gyms, and even hospitals. They almost always work indoors, but may occasionally work outdoors for certain exercising regimens. Some life coaches may travel directly to clients' homes to work with them in their own personal space. They may or may not work with other life coaches to assist people that are struggling with weight or other health problems, as well.
Educational requirements are not strict for this position. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement, and some employers may require an associate's or bachelor's degree. Prior experience in some form may also be a qualification, generally one year or more. Depending on the employer, life coaches may work a range of schedules; those who work at schools may work during school hours, while those employed at hospitals may work at any time of day or night.
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.
For many Life Coachs, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $46K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $52K. Life Coachs bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $74K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.