Pilates Instructor Salary
The average Pilates Instructor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $29.63 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Less than one-tenth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in twenty collect dental insurance. The vast majority (88 percent) of Pilates Instructors who took the survey are female. The majority of Pilates Instructors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Pilates Instructor
Pilates instructors work primarily in fitness centers, but also work at offices of physical therapists or directly for individuals as personal trainers. They may either lead group classes or conduct one-on-one private pilates training sessions.Read More...
Successful pilates instructors must be motivating and energetic. They should have interpersonal and leadership skills and be able to communicate clearly and concisely. It's important to understand rhythm and pace, and they must make sure that their programs are safe and balanced. In order to help clients achieve their needs and goals, they must be able to manage clients’ individual pilates techniques and be thoroughly familiar with all apparatuses used to improve physical strength, posture, and flexibility; pilates programs are also designed to enhance the mental awareness of participants.
Employers usually require that pilates instructors be certified. The certification is administered by Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), an independent third-party.
Employers often prefer those who have significant experience in teaching pilates programs and exercises. In addition to pilates certification, employers prefer that candidates have at least a high school diploma or GED. They must have basic computer skills and be familiar with fitness tracking software, and should always stay up-to-date with new pilates techniques by attending training classes and workshops relevant to their work. They must be flexible, as they may be required to work days, evenings, or weekends. They must also be willing to train or coach new or junior pilates instructors.
Pilates Instructor Tasks
- Ensure a safe class environment, informing participants of safety rules and monitoring participants throughout the class.
- Help participants tailor the class workout to their individual abilities and needs.
- Conduct classes and private sessions which teach participants how to correctly perform Pilates or yoga movements and techniques.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pilates Instructor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average beginner in this position makes around $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Pilates Instructors make a median salary of $64K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $73K.