Martial Arts Instructor Salary

For Martial Arts Instructors, hourly average wages total $11.56 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.37 per hour and $19.87. The majority of Martial Arts Instructors (69 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Martial Arts Instructors report high levels of job satisfaction. Around a seventh receive medical and dental insurance and about one in eight get vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$14,726 - $46,452
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,450
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$8.37 - $19.87
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,726 - $46,452  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Commission
$1,600  
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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$16,968 - $44,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.37 - $19.87  
   
Overtime
$17.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
Commission
$1,600  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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).
)
$16,968 - $44,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $24K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. Martial Arts Instructors see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $33K on average.

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Experience Affects Martial Arts Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 86%
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