What is a Health Coach Salary?

The 411 on how much you can earn as a Health Coach

We’re about to get real…about money. We know it’s not always an easy subject to talk about, but we want you to be armed with ALL the information we have to offer you before you launch a career as a Health Coach. You might be surprised to learn that Health Coaching is not only fulfilling and incredibly needed, but also has the potential to be highly lucrative. You can do what you love and make a great living! Before we get into Health Coach salary specifics, we think it’s important for you to know that people are spending more on their health and wellness than ever before.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. healthcare spending reached $3 trillion dollars in 2014, or $9,523 per person, and is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.8 percent per year from 2015-2025.

For better or worse (in terms of our collective health!), that’s a pretty incredible growth rate. It might have something to do with the alarming rate at which we’re developing chronic diseases and conditions like heart disease, stroke, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis

Where Do Health Coaches Fit into the Equation?

So where do Health Coaches fit into the equation and what does this mean for your earning potential?

Jobs in the healthcare industry are expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. According to the US Department of Labor:

The number of Health Coaches employed in the U.S. is expected to grow 21.9% by 2022. In fact, healthcare and social assistance—the bucket that Health Coaches fall into—is projected to be the fastest-growing source of employment in the economy.

What’s even better, though, is that the greater medical community recognizes the power and value of Health Coaching. In fact, top doctors believe that “lifestyle medicine” or “lifestyle change” is the future of healthcare. (So, if you’re wondering if you’ll still have a job in 5 years, the answer is a resounding YES!)

What Doctors and Other Healthcare Professionals Are Saying About the Value Health Coaches Can Provide

Dr. Steven McCarus, Gynecologist at Florida Hospital for Women at Winter Park Memorial Hospital

“I am one physician with 5,000 patients in my practice. I’m working at max. For me, a health coach is a way to get through my day and address problems I can’t.”

Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Michael Roizen

“Lifestyle medicine is not just about preventing chronic disease but also about treating it, often more effectively and less expensively than relying only on drugs and surgery…lifestyle intervention is often more effective in reducing cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart failure, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and all-cause mortality than almost any other medical intervention.”

So who is perfectly equipped and positioned to help doctors help their patients implement lifestyle change? YOU ARE, future Health Coach!

The bottom line is that the healthcare industry and all of those potential clients out there are ready and waiting to accept Health Coaches into the fold—and pay them well for their time and expertise.

Now Let’s Talk Numbers

The average Health Coach salary is estimated to be in the range of $50,000–$75,000, with the top 10% of Health Coaches earning $100K and above.

There’s quite a spread here, isn’t there? What do think determines where you land on that range? YOU.

More specifically, the way YOU apply the knowledge you gain from your Health Coach training—that is, being a fantastic coach people want to work with—and also being a great business person who knows how to value what you offer clients.

If you’re interested in turning your passion for health and helping others into a lucrative career, we invite you to learn more about our six-month Become a Health Coach training program.

BHC’s unique curriculum teaches Health Coaches how to transform lives by empowering others to master healthy habits that serve them for life. As a student of BHC, you’ll learn the how to coach clients confidently and effectively and launch a rewarding Health Coaching career – whether your goal is to start your own business or to work in a corporate setting.

For more info, check out these helpful resources:


Discover the Become a Health Coach Program.


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