Wellness Coach Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Wellness Coachs in the United States typically comes in around $19.59 per hour. Compensation starts at $10.08 per hour and can reach $39.36. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Some workers in this field—around one third—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. 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 data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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  
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  
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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Wellness Coachs report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 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 Wellness Coachs, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Starting out, salaries are typically $39,893, which grows to $51K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $55K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Wellness Coachs earning an average of $57K per year. 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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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.
Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Wellness Coachs, 59 percent above the national average. Wellness Coachs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+29 percent) and Minneapolis (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Seattle, 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Wellness Coach Salaries

National Average
$43,000
Nutrition
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Health Education
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Customer Service
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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%