Yoga Instructor Salary

The larger portion of Yoga Instructors in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $24.73 per hour. Earnings sit near $12.24 per hour on the lower side but can approach $49.32 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Yoga Instructors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. About a tenth get medical and dental insurance, and fewer than one in ten get vision plans, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$18,000 - $74,032

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$12.24 - $49.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$18,000 - $74,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $391.49  
Total Pay (?
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$23,826 - $100,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $49.32  
   
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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$23,826 - $100,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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.


Yoga Instructors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Yoga Instructors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $43K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $50K. Yoga Instructors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $73K on average.

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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

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 24 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
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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