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Wellness Coach Salary (United States)

Average Wellness Coachs in the United States make around $19.34 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.05 per hour, and the top verges on $38.75. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Wellness Coachs making up 78 percent. While close to one-third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Wellness Coachs is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Wellness Coach Salary (?
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$30,204 - $66,610
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MEDIAN: $44,469
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Wellness Coach Salary (?
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$10.05 - $38.75
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,204 - $66,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
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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$24,668 - $70,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $38.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
   
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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$24,668 - $70,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Nutrition, Oral / Verbal Communication, Health and Wellness, and Health Education are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Health Education, and Health and Wellness. Customer Service and Health and Wellness are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Coach

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Wellness Coachs do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. Wellness Coachs who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Charlotte
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$42,000
Atlanta
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Seattle
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Raleigh
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Surpassing the national average by 63 percent, Wellness Coachs in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Wellness Coachs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+33 percent) and Charlotte (+8 percent). Raleigh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Seattle and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Wellness Coach Salaries

National Average
$42,000
Nutrition
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Health and Wellness
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Health Education
up arrow 6%
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 32%