FAQs / What is the expected salary for a Wellness Coach?

Right now, the term “wellness coach” and the job are both so new that little data exists about comparative salaries. Other terms are often used to describe the job, or jobs inherently similar. Currently, Wellness Coaches are loosely classified by the Department of Labour under SOC code 21-1094.00 which is in the same category as Community Health Workers.

Occupation Description for O*NET-SOC Code: 21-1094.00  (from Careerinfonet.org)

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.”

For example, The U. S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics rates the median annual salary for this category of workers at US$34,600 with a range between US$20,700 and US$58,900.

LocationPay Period2013
United StatesHourly$9.96$12.91$16.64$21.78$28.31
New YorkHourly$9.71$12.39$17.04$22.73$32.30


“Employment of Community health workers is expected to grow by 20-28% percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors.”

Summary Report for SOC Code: 21-1094.00 – Community Health Workers

National Wages for SOC Code: 21-1094.00


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