Martial Arts Instructor Salary

Martial Arts Instructors in the United States can expect wages of $11.12 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $8.30 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.32. Male Martial Arts Instructors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to close to a seventh, and nearly one-seventh earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Martial Arts Instructors. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,664 - $48,971

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$8.30 - $20.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,664 - $48,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$16,852 - $48,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $20.32  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$16,852 - $48,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Martial Arts Instructor

Martial arts instructors educate their students on martial arts techniques and skills, generally leading multiple classes at a range of skill levels from novice to expert. They ensure that classes are safe, high energy and informative to students, providing encouragement and troubleshooting to make sure that students get the most out of classes. Depending on training and background, instructors may also lead specialty classes for students of higher skill levels. Cross-training across several fighting styles is expected, and off-site training and classes may sometimes be required.

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Pay by Experience Level for Martial Arts Instructor

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


Martial Arts Instructors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $25K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $29K. Martial Arts Instructors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $35K.

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Experience Affects Martial Arts Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 85%
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