Yoga Instructor Salary

Yoga Instructors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $24.71 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges between $12.16 per hour and $49.59. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Yoga Instructors report high levels of job satisfaction. Less than one-tenth have medical and dental plans, and fewer than one in ten have vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,255 - $60,402
(Median)
$12K
$30K
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MEDIAN: $29,556
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$12.16 - $49.59
(Median)
$12
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$12,255 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $246.58  
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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$23,276 - $101,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $49.59  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $246.58  
   
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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$23,276 - $101,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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. During the first five years of their careers, Yoga Instructors see a median income of $42K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $49K. Yoga Instructors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Yoga Instructors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $75K.

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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 92%
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