Wellness Coach Salary

Earnings for Wellness Coachs in the United States come in at around $19.29 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $9.98 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $36.55. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Wellness Coachs like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,537 - $67,670
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,958
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$9.98 - $36.55
(Median)
$10
$19
$37
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,537 - $67,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$23,760 - $71,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $36.55  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$23,760 - $71,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 243

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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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Survey results show that Wellness Coachs use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Health and Wellness, Health Education, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Nutrition, Customer Service, and Health Education. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Health and Wellness.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Coach

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Wellness Coachs see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $57K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Wellness Coach Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 4%

Health Education
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Nutrition
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 32%