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Yoga Instructor Salary

Yoga Instructors in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $24.41 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.21 per hour, and the top verges on $49.77. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Yoga Instructors. Around one in ten receive medical and dental insurance and less than one-tenth get vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$12,325 - $61,461
(Median)
$12K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,556
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$12.21 - $49.77
(Median)
$12
$24
$50
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$23,553 - $101,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $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).
)
$23,553 - $101,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $42K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. For Yoga Instructors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 10% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 90%
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