Wellness Specialist Salary

Wellness Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $45K annually. Women account for the majority of Wellness Specialists who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,247 - $66,188
$31K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $44,775
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$12.19 - $21.99
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MEDIAN: $17.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,247 - $66,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
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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$27,015 - $60,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $21.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
   
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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$27,015 - $60,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

  • 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.
  • Develop policies for food and nutritional programs to assist in health promotion.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Wellness Specialist

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Wellness Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 28%