Wellness Coach Salary

Wellness Coachs in the United States take home an average $19.25 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.84 per hour and $35.86. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Wellness Coachs who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, nearly one in three claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,482 - $67,870
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,700
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$9.84 - $35.86
(Median)
$9
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,482 - $67,870  
   
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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$22,970 - $70,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $35.86  
   
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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$22,970 - $70,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Health and Wellness.

Pay by Experience Level for Wellness Coach

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. On average, Wellness Coachs make $53K following one to two decades on the job. As Wellness Coachs reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $57K.

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Experience Affects Wellness Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

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