Yoga Instructor Salary

Median pay for Yoga Instructors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $25.00 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Yoga Instructors (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Approximately one in seven enjoy medical while less than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$18,475 - $67,761
$18K
$35K
$68K
MEDIAN: $35,388
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$14.67 - $50.10
$15
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$18,475 - $67,761  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Commission
$600  
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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$24,690 - $102,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $50.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
Commission
$600  
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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$24,690 - $102,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 205

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Job Description for Yoga Instructor

Yoga instructors teach individuals how to correctly perform yoga techniques and movements in a class and/or one-on-one setting. They may work for a variety of employers, such as yoga studios, gyms and fitness centers. They must provide their class with instructions on poses and conduct demonstrations as needed, as well as provide individual guidance to students related to their poses and technique. The yoga instructor must ensure that the class environment is positive and encouraging for new and experienced students, as well as ensure that the class is safe and all participants follow safety rules.

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Yoga Instructor Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Yoga Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Yoga Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Yoga Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Yoga Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Yoga Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 41 salaries. A Yoga Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Yoga Instructor

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 86%
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