Average Pilates Instructors in the United States make around $29.85 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Pilates Instructors are female. In this profession, less than one-tenth enjoy medical and dental coverage, and fewer than one in twenty have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pilates Instructors. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,660 - $68,400
$19K
$40K
$68K
MEDIAN: $39,548
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50%
90%

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$14.63 - $46.64
$15
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$47
MEDIAN: $29.85
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$18,660 - $68,400  
   
Bonus
$850  
Total Pay (?
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$27,060 - $95,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $46.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$850  
   
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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$27,060 - $95,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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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.

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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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $71K. Pilates Instructors bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $76K.

Pilates Instructor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pilates Instructor?

Pilates Instructor in Las Vegas:
Pros: Making people feel better, flexibility, creative problem solving, I am in charge of my work, access to workout equipment.
Cons: Lower start pay, risk of burnout.

Key Stats for Pilates Instructor

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Pilates Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 89%
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