Gym Manager Salary

Gym Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $33K annually. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $147K, overall incomes of Gym Managers spread between $21K and $52K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Gym Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of Gym Managers (52 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one in three, and close to one-seventh earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,897 - $53,243
$24K
$33K
$53K
MEDIAN: $32,722
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50%
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$9.55 - $17.21
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$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.07
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$0$147K
Salary $23,897 - $53,243
Bonus $0.00 - $9,123
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $147,949
Commission $195.74 - $5,152
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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$21,280 - $51,438
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 80
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.55 - $17.21
Overtime $17.50
Annual Data $0$147K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,123
Commission $195.74 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $147,949
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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$21,280 - $51,438
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

Job Description for Gym Manager

Gym managers ensure gyms and fitness clubs run smoothly. Some common duties include preparing financial projections for owners, analyzing foot traffic and overall gym popularity, managing inventory, and ordering supplies and equipment. They also recruit, hire, and manage trainers and other workers, as well as arrange for cleaning and repairs, design ads, and ensure gym members receive excellent customer service. Gym managers are hired by many employers, including universities, sports teams, health facilities, freestanding gyms, hotels, resorts, and businesses with in-house fitness facilities.

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Gym Manager Tasks

  • Manage budget to maximize profits, overseeing the payroll and department expenditures.
  • Meet with gym staff and owner to facilitate communication of objectives, needs, and concerns.
  • Direct all aspects of the gym, including membership, front desk, facility maintenance, classes, and programs.
  • Set short and long term goals, plan future improvements and expansion.
  • Maintain a positive relationship between customers and the fitness club through effective communication and outreach.

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Pay by Experience Level for Gym Manager

Pay by Experience for a Gym Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Gym Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Gym Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Gym Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 26 salaries. A Gym Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 5 salaries.

Gym Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Gym Manager?

Gym Manager in Abilene:
"Interaction with members."
Pros: I like being able to interact with members and I like not being stuck behind a desk all day. I also like working for a small business.
Cons: I do not like the amount of downtime there is.

Gym Manager in Marblehead:
"General operational manager."
Pros: Flexible, proximity.
Cons: Pay.

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Key Stats for Gym Manager

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Gym Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Gym Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲15%

National Average
$31,000

Sales Management
▼1%

People Management
▼4%

Customer Service
▼11%

Sales
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 65%