Median pay for Yoga Instructors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $24.83 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Yoga Instructors. There are far more female Yoga Instructors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. Around one in six report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$17,754 - $72,748
(Median)
$18K
$37K
$73K
MEDIAN: $36,637
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$13.72 - $49.97
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$14
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$17,754 - $72,748  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Commission
$800  
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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$24,331 - $101,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $49.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
Commission
$800  
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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$24,331 - $101,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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.


For many Yoga Instructors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $43K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $51K. Yoga Instructors bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $100K.

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Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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