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.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$28,860 - $96,775  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$15,250  
Commission
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,530 - $200,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $103.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$7.64 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$206.08 - $4,848  
   
Commission
$6,000  
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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$26,530 - $200,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
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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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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.

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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 46%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Coaching
up arrow 197%

Leadership
up arrow 18%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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