Health Coach Salary

The average Health Coach in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. Women make up the vast majority of Health Coachs (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,502 - $67,950
$32K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,283
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50%
90%

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$13.03 - $32.14
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$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.95
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$0$68K
Salary $31,502 - $67,950
Bonus $361 - $8,787
Profit Sharing $3,000
Commission $11,500
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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$30,325 - $68,466
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 496
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $13.03 - $32.14
Hourly Tips $0.17
Overtime $19.83 - $46.71
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $361 - $8,787
Commission $11,500
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$30,325 - $68,466
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 413

Job Description for Health Coach

Depending on the employer, health coaches may have a wide variety of job requirements and responsibilities. Generally, health coaches work with individuals to help them improve their health and then maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes establishing dietary plans, safe exercise routines, and monitoring systems. The coach generally works one on one with clients and patients.

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Health Coach Tasks

  • Contact clients enrolled in health program and provide necessary wellness coaching.
  • Develop customized plans for program participants including goals and plan of action.
  • Encourage adoption of habits that are conducive to a higher quality of life.
  • Interact with clients at regular intervals by email, phone or in person.
  • Assist physician/director during consults with potential new clients.

Popular Employer Salaries for Health Coach


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Health Coachs include Humana, Inc., Aetna, Inc., Omada Health, Healthways, Inc., and Cigna Corporation. The biggest paychecks can be found at Cigna Corporation — the median salary there is $62K. UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., and Healthways, Inc. also offer top salaries for Health Coachs. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $54K, $51K, and $43K, respectively.

Employees at Omada Health, Humana, Inc., and Healthways, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $35K, $43K, and $43K.

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Popular Skills for Health Coach


Survey results suggest that Health Coachs put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Health and Wellness are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Nutrition Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. personal training and Workplace Health also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Health and Wellness also know Motivational Interviewing.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Coach

Pay by Experience for a Health Coach has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Coach with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 364 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Coach with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Health Coach which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 62 salaries. A Health Coach with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,792

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Health Coachs in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Health Coachs can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+45 percent), New York (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+20 percent), and Minneapolis (+17 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Jacksonville. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Nashville and 4 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Health Coach

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Health Coach Salaries

▲45%

▲25%

▲7%

National Average
$44,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Health Coach Salaries

Counseling
▲11%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▲2%


National Average
$44,000


Nutrition
▼2%

Workplace Health
▼6%

personal training
▼12%

Nutrition Support
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 28%