Martial Arts Instructor Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Martial Arts Instructors comes from commissions — over one-half on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $27K. Martial Arts Instructors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Work is enjoyable for Martial Arts Instructors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$19,085 - $58,175
$19K
$30K
$58K
MEDIAN: $30,330
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50%
90%

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$8.31 - $24.32
$8
$12
$24
MEDIAN: $12.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,085 - $58,175  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Commission
$14,750  
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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$17,688 - $52,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.31 - $24.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71  
Overtime
$41.00  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$493.16 - $15,205  
   
Commission
$14,750  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$17,688 - $52,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

Pay by Experience for a Martial Arts Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Martial Arts Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Martial Arts Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Martial Arts Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 43 salaries. A Martial Arts Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 28 salaries.

Key Stats for Martial Arts Instructor

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Martial Arts Instructor Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲17%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 86%