A Yoga Teacher earns an average wage of $29.98 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$12,080 - $56,171
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$12K
$30K
$56K
MEDIAN: $29,660
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$14.47 - $56.20
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$14
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$56
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$12,080 - $56,171  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,286 - $112,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $56.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.96  
Overtime
$10.00  
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$21,286 - $112,853  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Job Description for Yoga Teacher

A yoga teacher is a fitness instructor skilled in various forms of yoga. Yoga teachers typically help their students learn and practice techniques to improve physical flexibility and movement, as well as meditative techniques. Many yoga teachers work with small classes, but they may also do one-on-one instruction. Generally, yoga teachers employed at fitness and wellness centers, where they lead classes at intervals throughout the day; students are generally members of these centers who are expected to furnish their own yoga mats and wear proper workout attire. Teachers may also work specifically at yoga studios or other types of organizations offering yoga classes.

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Yoga Teacher 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 Teacher

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

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Experience Affects Yoga Teacher Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$60,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 94%
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