The average wage for a Life Coach is $24.51 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Planning and Counseling. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Life Coach Total Pay (?
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$26,404 - $76,592
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MEDIAN: $40,605
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Life Coach Total Pay (?
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$10.46 - $122.51
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$26,404 - $76,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$23,785 - $201,524  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 442
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $122.51  
   
Overtime
$13.71 - $75.00  
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$0.00 - $5,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,785 - $201,524  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 442
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Life Coach
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Dallas
up arrow 31%
Phoenix
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National Average
$44,000
Atlanta
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Life Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%
Experienced
up arrow 65%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Life Coach Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 130%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%
National Average
$44,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.
Gender
Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 58%
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