Wellness Coach Salary

Average Wellness Coachs in the United States make around $19.16 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.84 per hour to $35.80. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While roughly a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Wellness Coachs. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,519 - $67,735
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,439
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$9.84 - $35.80
(Median)
$9
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,519 - $67,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,367  
Total Pay (?
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$23,024 - $70,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $35.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,367  
   
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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$23,024 - $70,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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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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Popular Skills for Wellness Coach


Wellness Coachs note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Health and Wellness, Health Education, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Nutrition as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Health Education also typically command lower compensation. Customer Service and Health and Wellness are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Coach

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


For many Wellness Coachs, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. For Wellness Coachs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Wellness Coachs with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $57K.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

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%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 3%

Health Education
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Nutrition
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 34%
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