Yoga Instructor Salary

Yoga Instructors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $24.61 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges between $12.16 per hour and $49.59. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Yoga Instructors. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to fewer than one in ten, and less than one-tenth earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,325 - $61,461
(Median)
$12K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,556
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$12.16 - $49.59
(Median)
$12
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$12,325 - $61,461  
   
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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$23,313 - $101,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $49.59  
   
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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$23,313 - $101,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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.


For many Yoga Instructors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $42K. On average, Yoga Instructors make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $69K.

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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 9% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 91%
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