Wellness Specialists in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $42K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Wellness Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,587 - $67,720
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MEDIAN: $41,949
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,587 - $67,720  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
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$26,698 - $57,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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$12.19 - $21.99  
   
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$0.00  
Overtime
$18.25  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$26,698 - $57,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Wellness Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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