Yoga Instructor Salary

Yoga Instructors in the United States take home an average $24.96 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Roughly a seventh enjoy medical while less than 10 percent get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Yoga Instructors are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,581 - $65,000
$19K
$35K
$65K
MEDIAN: $35,131
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$14.44 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $24.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$18,581 - $65,000  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
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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$24,830 - $100,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $49.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$24,830 - $100,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 206

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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 income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $43K. For Yoga Instructors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Yoga Instructors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $68K.

Key Stats for Yoga Instructor

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

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
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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