What is the average salary of a life coach?

What is the average salary of a life coach?

Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, MCC
Talyaa Vardar, MA, FCPC, MCC
Executive Coach, Psychologist & Art Therapist

The salary of a certified life coach varies between $100/hour to $1000/hour depending on the type of life coaching, education, confidence, clientele, and geographical location. The average fee for an hour life coaching session is around $230 USD according to the 2016 global ICF study.

Experience plays a big role in the life coach’s salary increase along with completing a professional coach certification training program.

The number of clients that a life coach gets at one time varies from 6 to 30. The same ICF study revealed that the average income that a coach makes increases over time:

  • 1-2 years $150+/hour
  • 3-4 years $150-200/hour
  • 5-10 years $250+/hour
  • 10+ years $350+/hour

Who are life coaches?

A life coach is someone who is a thought-provoking partner for their client who supports them by:

  • realizing their true potential and maximizing it through self-awareness and developing new habits;
  • getting them through a difficult period of their life;
  • identifying meaningful goals to increase their happiness;
  • finding balance between all their priorities including work, finances, family, friends, personal development, self-love, romance, etc.;
  • closing the gap between where they are and where they want to be;
  • developing coping skills that will create positive change in life and at work.

If the life coach is a certified life coach this means that they are the experts in the field.

Some ideas for life coaches to create various streams of income:

  • Life coaching with individuals
  • Creating coaching packages
  • Training and workshops
  • Group coaching
  • Writing a book
  • Mentor coaching
  • Motivational speaking
  • Online courses
  • Video series
  • Apps
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