Martial Arts Instructor Salary

Earnings for Martial Arts Instructors in the United States come in at around $11.56 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $8.37 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.87. For the most part, Martial Arts Instructors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-seventh, and close to an eighth earn vision coverage. There are more male Martial Arts Instructors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 69 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,726 - $46,452
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,450
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$8.37 - $19.87
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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).
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$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 of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $24K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. Martial Arts Instructors see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $33K by contrast.

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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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