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Yoga Instructor Salary

Most Yoga Instructors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $24.59 per hour. Compensation ranges between $12.06 per hour and $49.81. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in ten have medical and dental plans, and less than 10 percent have vision insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$14,899 - $61,953
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$62K
MEDIAN: $30,967
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$12.06 - $49.81
(Median)
$12
$25
$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
$14,899 - $61,953  
   
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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$23,236 - $101,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $49.81  
   
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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$23,236 - $101,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $42K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $51K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $75K.

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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

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