Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for health coaches in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 23,121 health coaches currently employed in the United States.
  • 79.1% of all health coaches are women, while 20.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed health coach is 42 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of health coaches is White (60.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.2%), Black or African American (8.6%) and Unknown (6.4%).
  • Health coaches are most in-demand in Omaha, NE.
  • The health care industry is the highest-paying for health coaches.
  • Eureka, CA pays an annual average wage of $52,028, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 100% of what men earned.
  • 21% of all health coaches are LGBT.
  • Indiana is the best state for health coaches to live.
  • Health coaches are 74% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Health Coach Statistics By Gender

79.1% of health coaches are women and 20.9% of health coaches are men.

  • Female, 79.1%
  • Male, 20.9%

Health Coaches By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female79.1%
Male20.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Health Coach

Women Earn 100¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$38,512
female-income
Female Income
$38,391

Health Coach Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the health coach position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Health Coach Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201025.56%74.44%
201122.31%77.69%
201223.73%76.27%
201325.45%74.55%
201424.78%75.22%
201520.78%79.22%
201623.07%76.93%
201727.18%72.82%
201825.89%74.11%
201925.48%74.52%
202021.04%78.96%
202120.87%79.13%

Health Coach Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, public health worker and rehabilitation engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Breastfeeding Educator2%98%
Certified Lactation Counselor3%97%
Lactation Specialist5%95%
Health Coach21%79%
Donation Worker70%30%
Rehabilitation Engineer70%30%
Public Health Worker81%19%

Health Coach Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among health coaches is White, which makes up 60.4% of all health coaches. Comparatively, there are 17.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 60.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.2%
  • Black or African American, 8.6%
  • Unknown, 6.4%
  • Asian, 6.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.2%

Health Coach Race

Health Coach RacePercentages
White60.4%
Hispanic or Latino17.2%
Black or African American8.6%
Unknown6.4%
Asian6.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.2%

Health Coach Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among health coaches.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Health Coach Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201069.00%10.04%4.71%12.32%
201167.42%11.30%5.08%12.45%
201264.97%10.74%5.35%13.64%
201365.57%9.15%5.03%15.29%
201463.83%10.62%5.67%15.26%
201565.93%9.87%6.44%13.96%
201664.56%8.56%6.63%15.39%
201764.59%9.60%5.45%16.60%
201867.74%9.70%4.90%12.97%
201965.69%7.34%6.14%16.16%
202062.19%5.99%6.76%17.41%
202160.41%8.59%6.24%17.17%

Health Coach Wage Gap By Race

Asian health coaches have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american health coaches have the lowest average salary at $36,756.
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
$38,000
$37,000
$36,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$37,643
White$39,081
Black or African American$36,756
Asian$41,241
Hispanic or Latino$37,990

Average Age of a Health Coach

We determined the average age of health coaches based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Health Coach Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown40.5
White42.541
Black or African American4550.5
Asian32
Hispanic or Latino4037

Health Coach Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of health coach employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of health coaches is 40+ years old, which represents 55% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Health Coach Age

Health Coach YearsPercentages
40+ years55%
30-40 years27%
20-30 years19%

Types of Health Coach Degree Levels

The most common degree for health coaches is bachelor's degree 64% of health coaches earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 16% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.

  • Bachelors, 64%
  • Masters, 16%
  • Associate, 11%
  • Diploma, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Health Coaches By Education

Health Coach DegreePercentages
Bachelors64%
Masters16%
Associate11%
Diploma2%
Other Degrees7%

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Health Coach Wage Gap By Education

Health coaches with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $45,508 annually. With a Bachelors degree, health coaches earn a median annual income of $39,288 compared to $34,434 for health coaches with an Associate degree.
$46,000
$43,000
$40,000
$37,000
$34,000
$31,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$33,550
Master's Degree$45,508
Bachelor's Degree$39,288
Some College/ Associate Degree$34,434

Health Coach Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where health coaches work. We found most health coaches work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most health coaches is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire health coaches.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Health Coach Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees17%
100 - 500 employees25%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees31%
> 10,000 employees16%

The Types Of Companies Health Coach Work In

Employees with the health coach job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most health coaches prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Health Coach Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education8%
Public14%
Private74%
Government4%

Top Industries Hiring Health Coaches

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ health coaches. Those industries include health care, insurance and professional.

Health Care

Professional

Insurance

Start-up

Education

Health Coach Turnover And Employment Statistics

Health Coach Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of health coaches changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Health Coach Unemployment Rate By Year

YearHealth Coach Unemployment Rate
20106.67%
20115.73%
20127.54%
20136.55%
20145.84%
20155.71%
20165.17%
20175.23%
20185.73%
20193.88%
20203.90%
20215.40%

The Average Number of Years That Health Coach Stay in a Job

By looking over 5,753 health coaches resumes, we figured out that the average health coach enjoys staying at their job for 5-7 years for a percentage of 26%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Health Coach Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year17%
1-2 years24%
3-4 years12%
5-7 years26%
8-10 years12%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Health Coachs with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to health coaches.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Anger Control Counselor8.96%58,069
Court Worker9.50%20,668
Monk11.25%46
Welfare Visitor11.48%552
Residential Counselor15.06%81,287
Health Service Worker15.06%85,892
Health Coach20.79%-

Health Coach LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Anger Control Counselor8.96%58,069
Court Worker9.50%20,668
Monk11.25%46
Welfare Visitor11.48%552
Residential Counselor15.06%81,287
Health Service Worker15.06%85,892

Foreign Languages Spoken By Health Coachs

The most common foreign language among health coaches is Spanish at 64.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.0% and Italian is the third-most popular at 4.0%.

  • Spanish, 64.8%
  • French, 7.0%
  • Italian, 4.0%
  • Portuguese, 3.1%
  • Russian, 2.6%
  • Other, 18.5%

Health Coach Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish64.8%
French7.0%
Italian4.0%
Portuguese3.1%
Russian2.6%
Other18.5%

Health Coach Jobs

Health Coach Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a health coach can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of health coaches is $44,524. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Health Coaches Earn The Most?

Health coaches earn the most in Alaska, where the average health coach salary is $51,983. The map here shows where health coaches earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Health Coaches?

By looking through more than 5,753 resumes, we found that the most popular places for health coaches are New York, NY and Franklin, TN.

Number of Health Coaches

Number Of Health Coach Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California3,210$49,357
2Texas1,864$35,383
3Ohio1,404$41,141
4Michigan1,271$34,883
5North Carolina1,266$34,607
6Massachusetts1,104$38,072
7Minnesota1,060$40,353
8Indiana1,047$43,397
9Virginia918$44,019
10Arizona914$34,796
11Missouri779$33,162
12Maryland691$45,830
13Wisconsin649$40,531
14Colorado629$39,277
15Alabama508$36,840
16Iowa499$37,249
17Louisiana451$41,050
18Kentucky441$39,085
19Kansas401$39,954
20Oklahoma383$38,250
21Arkansas333$33,556
22New York303$40,720
23Utah275$35,116
24Florida268$29,836
25Illinois254$34,756
26Idaho232$40,232
27Mississippi211$32,470
28Nebraska204$35,398
29Pennsylvania201$40,228
30Nevada192$38,804
31District of Columbia186$51,407
32Connecticut184$46,354
33Georgia170$36,845
34New Jersey162$41,371
35New Hampshire161$44,795
36Hawaii116$41,808
37Delaware116$37,559
38Vermont115$37,193
39Rhode Island107$37,207
40Oregon102$43,957
41North Dakota101$41,461
42Washington99$45,073
43South Dakota99$34,567
44Wyoming97$41,093
45South Carolina89$32,312
46Montana84$36,806
47Tennessee62$31,983
48New Mexico43$35,645
49Alaska15$51,983
50Maine14$38,155
51West Virginia11$39,640

Health Coach Demographics FAQs

How Many Health Coach Are There In The Us?

There are over 23,121 Health Coaches in the United States.

What Percentage Of Health Coaches Are Black?

8.6% of Health Coaches are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Health Coaches?

Most a are White, with 60.4% of Health Coaches belonging to this ethnicity. 17.2% of Health Coaches are Hispanic or Latino, 8.6% of Health Coaches are Black or African American, 6.4% of Health Coaches are Unknown, 6.2% of Health Coaches are Asian, and 1.2% of Health Coaches are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Health Coach Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Health Coach jobs are not male - dominated. 79% of Health Coaches are female, and 20% are male, so there are more female Health Coaches than male Health Coaches in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Health Coach?

The average Health Coach is 43 years old. 55% of Health Coaches are 40+ years old or older, 27% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 19% are between 20-30 years old

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