Pilates Instructor Salary
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.
|Salary||$18,660 - $68,400|
|Total Pay (||$27,060 - $95,297|
|Hourly Rate||$14.63 - $46.64|
|Total Pay (||$27,060 - $95,297|
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 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.
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