Wellness Coach Salary

Wellness Coachs in the United States can expect wages of $18.84 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $9.87 per hour and $38.40. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Although nearly one-third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Wellness Coachs enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Wellness Coachs making up 79 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,018 - $68,980
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,732
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$9.87 - $38.40
(Median)
$9
$19
$38
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,018 - $68,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,053  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Commission
$509  
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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$22,785 - $72,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $38.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.08  
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,053  
   
Commission
$509  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$22,785 - $72,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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Job Description for Wellness Coach

A wellness coach provides counseling to clients so that various aspects of health can be improved. This counseling may be done on an individual or group basis. Some things that a wellness coach will cover are nutrition, exercise, and reducing stress. The wellness coach will help to create an individual plan that the patient should undergo.

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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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YMCA doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $18K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $23K and scope of pay is rather limited.


Survey results imply that Wellness Coachs put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, and Health Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Health Education, and Health and Wellness. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Health and Wellness as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Coach

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Wellness Coachs, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. Wellness Coachs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $58K.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Wellness Coach Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Nutrition
up arrow 3%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 4%

Health Education
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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