Wellness Coach Salary (United States)

Wellness Coachs in the United States usually make around $19.59 per hour. Pay begins at $10.08 per hour on the low end and climbs to $39.36 near the top. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—about a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Female Wellness Coachs make up most of the field at 79 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Wellness Coach Salary (?
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$30,497 - $66,230
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MEDIAN: $45,417
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Wellness Coach Salary (?
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$10.08 - $39.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,497 - $66,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,011  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,500  
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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$25,256 - $70,929  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $39.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,500  
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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$25,256 - $70,929  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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Job Description for Wellness Coach

Wellness coaches, or health coaches, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate customized health programs to help people exercise and reach their health goals. They provide instruction in groups and one-on-one with individuals for strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and education. Wellness coaches complete fitness evaluations and provide recommendations for programs to help people lose or maintain a healthy weight. They perform follow-up fitness tests to ensure clients are on track to meeting their health and wellness goals.
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Wellness Coach Tasks
  • Develop and participate in health promotion programs to promote client health, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental fatigue.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and exercise to improve their quality of life.
  • Monitor participants' progress and adapt programs as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Coach

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $39,893 to $51K. Compensation is $55K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years in the field, Wellness Coachs see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $57K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 12 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Charlotte
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National Average
$43,000
Seattle
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Wellness Coachs, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 59 percent greater than the national average. Wellness Coachs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+29 percent) and Minneapolis (+9 percent). Seattle ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Wellness Coach Salaries

National Average
$43,000
Nutrition
up arrow 4%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%
Health Education
up arrow 8%
Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 31%
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