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Yoga Instructor Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Yoga Instructors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $24.62 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.12 per hour, and the top verges on $49.77. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About one in ten receive medical and dental insurance and less than one-tenth get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,289 - $61,698
(Median)
$12K
$30K
$62K
MEDIAN: $30,049
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$12.12 - $49.77
(Median)
$12
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$12,289 - $61,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $391.49  
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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$23,154 - $101,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $49.77  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $391.49  
   
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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$23,154 - $101,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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Job Description for Yoga Instructor

  • Conduct classes and private sessions which teach participants how to correctly perform Pilates or yoga movements and techniques.
  • Help participants tailor the class workout to their individual abilities and needs.
  • Ensure a safe class environment, informing participants of safety rules and monitoring participants throughout the class.

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Pay by Experience Level for Yoga Instructor

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Yoga Instructors. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $42K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

 
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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 10% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 90%
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