Yoga Instructor Salary

Yoga Instructors in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $24.96 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $12.66 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $49.94. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Yoga Instructors like their work and job satisfaction is high. One in ten report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect vision insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,456 - $71,608
(Median)
$15K
$35K
$72K
MEDIAN: $34,861
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$12.66 - $49.94
(Median)
$13
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$15,456 - $71,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Commission
$500  
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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$24,254 - $102,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $49.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.17  
Overtime
$19.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
   
Commission
$500  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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).
)
$24,254 - $102,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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

  • 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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $43K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $100K.

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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 98%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
medical benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 90%
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