On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (a little more than half) of final income for Martial Arts Instructors. That final number averages out to $28K across the industry. Male Martial Arts Instructors are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$19,033 - $53,638
$19K
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$54K
MEDIAN: $30,451
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90%

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$8.37 - $24.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,033 - $53,638  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$17,814 - $51,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.37 - $24.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71  
Overtime
$22.00  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$496.65 - $15,101  
   
Commission
$14,750  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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).
)
$17,814 - $51,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $25K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $26K. On average, Martial Arts Instructors make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $33K.

Key Stats for Martial Arts Instructor

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
026
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Martial Arts Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 88%
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