Martial Arts Instructor Salary
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.
|Salary||$19,033 - $53,638|
|Bonus||$496.65 - $15,101|
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|$17,814 - $51,516|
|Hourly Rate||$8.37 - $24.02|
|Bonus||$496.65 - $15,101|
|Total Pay (||$17,814 - $51,516|
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.Read More...
A martial arts instructor’s working hours may vary, and scheduling can be somewhat flexible, with classes potentially offered seven days a week in morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Certain high-volume classes may require an assistant, and the instructor is expected to work well with the assistant in preparing for and conducting classes. Generally, all equipment necessary to teach classes will be provided by the employer with the exception of the instructor's robes. With the exception of the occasional off-site training, all instruction takes place at the specified dojo. Wages are typically hourly and based on the amount of training offered by the instructor.
Martial arts instructors are generally expected to have a high level of training and experience within their style of martial arts. They must be comfortable and experienced with teaching students; if children are being taught, the applicant must be able to work well with both children and their parents or guardians to address any concerns. In part because instructors often work with children, a criminal background check is typically conducted before any hire is made.
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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.
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