Wellness Specialist Salary

Wellness Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K annually. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Wellness Specialists making up 76 percent. For the most part, Wellness Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,202 - $70,287
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $41,053
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$11.63 - $24.51
(Median)
$12
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,202 - $70,287  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,296 - $64,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $24.51  
   
Overtime
$15.90 - $34.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
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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$27,296 - $64,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Job Description for Wellness Specialist

Wellness specialists typically work in settings such as medical clinics, gyms, spas, community centers, and corporate settings to perform screenings for client wellness and then assign wellness/exercise programs to these clients based on their health needs and preferences.

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Wellness Specialist Tasks

  • Develop exercise programs and routines designed to improve health, reduce stress and prevent injuries.
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care and exercise plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Develop policies for food and nutritional programs to assist in health promotion.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and exercise to improve their quality of life.
  • Develop curriculum and prepare manuals, visual aids, course outlines used in teaching.

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Experience Affects Wellness Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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