Yoga Instructor Salary

Yoga Instructors in the United States take home an average $24.95 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Female Yoga Instructors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Yoga Instructors is high. About one in eight report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than five percent collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,125 - $59,800
$15K
$31K
$60K
MEDIAN: $30,968
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50%
90%

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$14.57 - $48.54
$15
$25
$49
MEDIAN: $24.77
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$0$86K
Salary $15,125 - $59,800
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $750
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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$23,886 - $86,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $14.57 - $48.54
Hourly Tips $5.45
Overtime $30.52
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $750
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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$23,886 - $86,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 195

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

Pay by Experience for a Yoga Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Yoga Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Yoga Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Yoga Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 41 salaries. A Yoga Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Yoga Instructor

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Yoga Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 87%