Pay for Wellness Coachs in the United States sits in the ballpark of $18.08 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Wellness Coachs making up 78 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Wellness Coachs. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,639 - $66,514
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$32K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,135
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$9.96 - $34.96
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$18
$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,639 - $66,514  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $4,000  
Commission
$3,560  
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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$22,385 - $70,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $34.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$7.79 - $39.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$50.00 - $4,000  
   
Commission
$3,560  
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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$22,385 - $70,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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 Employer Salaries for Wellness Coach


UnitedHealth Group attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $56K.

Popular Skills for Wellness Coach


Survey results show that Wellness Coachs typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Nutrition, Oral / Verbal Communication, Health and Wellness, and Health Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Health Education, and Health and Wellness. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Nutrition.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Coach

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Wellness Coachs. 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 $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $68K.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Wellness Coach Salaries

Nutrition
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National Average
$42,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Health and Wellness
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Health Education
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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