Wellness Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although more than half have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,708 - $66,991
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$30K
$41K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,012
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$12.03 - $22.42
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$12
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$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,708 - $66,991  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
Total Pay (?
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$26,551 - $60,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $22.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.96  
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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$26,551 - $60,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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