Wellness Coach Salary

For Wellness Coachs, hourly average wages total $19.25 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.85 per hour and $36.43. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Wellness Coachs (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Wellness Coachs is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,271 - $68,010

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$9.85 - $36.43

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,271 - $68,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,397  
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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$22,968 - $71,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $36.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,397  
   
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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$22,968 - $71,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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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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Wellness Coachs report a narrow range of specific 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Nutrition, Customer Service, and Health Education. Health and Wellness is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Coach

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Wellness Coachs — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. Wellness Coachs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. Wellness Coachs with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $56K.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

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 10%

Nutrition
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 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: 63% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 35%
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