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.

$16,667 - $70,467
(Median)
$17K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $39,547
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$14.63 - $46.12
(Median)
$15
$30
$46
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$16,667 - $70,467  
   
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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$25,169 - $94,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $46.12  
   
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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$25,169 - $94,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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

  • Conduct classes and private sessions which teach participants how to correctly perform Pilates or yoga movements and techniques.
  • Help participants tailor the class workout to their individual abilities and needs.
  • Ensure a safe class environment, informing participants of safety rules and monitoring participants throughout the class.

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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.

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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.

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Experience Affects Pilates Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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