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Wellness Coach Salary (United States)

Wellness Coachs in the United States typically take home $19.59 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.08 per hour and $39.36. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Wellness Coachs are women (79 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's 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 usually report a few specific 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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 many Wellness Coachs, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. Wellness Coachs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Wellness Coachs who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $57K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, most land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one-eighth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

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.
Wellness Coachs will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 59 percent. Wellness Coachs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+29 percent) and Minneapolis (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Seattle, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Wellness Coach Salaries

National Average
$43,000
Nutrition
up arrow 4%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%
Health Education
up arrow 8%
Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
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%