Yoga Instructor Salary

Yoga Instructors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $25.13 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are far more female Yoga Instructors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. About one in six report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,071 - $61,626
$19K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $35,645
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$14.42 - $50.13
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MEDIAN: $25.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$19,071 - $61,626  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Commission
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$24,954 - $102,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.42 - $50.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$24,954 - $102,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 214

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Yoga Instructors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $47K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $51K. Yoga Instructors bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $68K.

Key Stats for Yoga Instructor

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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