Life Coach Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Life 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 3,597 Life Coaches currently employed in the United States.
  • 62.5% of all Life Coaches are women, while 31.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Life Coach is 34 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Life Coaches is White (67.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.5%) and Black or African American (9.2%).
  • The majority of Life Coaches are located in NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.
  • Life Coaches are paid an average annual salary of $38,105.
  • Life Coaches average starting salary is $22,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Life Coaches earn as much as $65,000 or more.
  • 9% of all Life Coaches are LGBT.
  • Life Coaches are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Education companies.

Life Coach Statistics By Gender

Among Life Coaches, 62.5% of them are women compared to 31.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 62.5%
  • Male, 31.9%
  • Unknown, 5.6%
GenderPercentages
Female62.5%
Male31.9%
Unknown5.6%

Gender Pay Gap For Life Coach

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$42,715
female-income
Female Income
$41,683

Life Coach Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Life Coach position over time.

Male
Female
51%
46%
42%
37%
33%
28%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
YearMaleFemale
201046.41%53.59%
201143.76%56.24%
201245.65%54.35%
201342.51%57.49%
201442.68%57.32%
201543.26%56.74%
201640.68%59.32%
201741.41%58.59%
201836.16%63.84%
201933.80%66.20%

Life Coach Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Stuntman and Professional Baseball Player have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job TitleMaleFemale
Modern Dancer9%85%
Actress10%85%
Softball Player13%85%
Life Coach32%63%
Baseball Scout93%2%
Professional Baseball Player94%3%
Stuntman94%1%

Life Coach Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Life Coaches is White, which makes up 67.5% of all Life Coaches. Comparatively, there are 13.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 67.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.4%
  • Black or African American, 9.2%
  • Asian, 5.9%
  • Unknown, 3.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Life Coach RacePercentages
White67.5%
Hispanic or Latino13.4%
Black or African American9.2%
Asian5.9%
Unknown3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.4%

Life 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 Life Coaches.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201073.86%8.78%4.36%9.92%
201172.83%9.30%4.48%9.87%
201273.26%7.71%5.10%10.06%
201370.62%8.65%4.54%11.67%
201471.60%9.05%4.29%11.24%
201572.47%7.93%4.66%11.67%
201669.08%9.73%5.17%11.85%
201770.22%8.98%4.53%11.64%
201869.42%8.53%5.70%11.88%
201967.48%9.17%5.91%13.47%

Life Coach Wage Gap By Race

$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
White
Black or African American
Asian
Unknown
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
White$40,833
Black or African American$41,821
Asian$43,072
Unknown$43,291
Hispanic or Latino$41,979

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Average Age of a Life Coach

We determined the average age of Life Coaches based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Asian31.531
Black or African American3334.5
Hispanic or Latino2826
Unknown3528.5
White3531

Life Coach Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Life Coach employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Life Coaches is 20-30 years old, which represents 32% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Life Coach YearsPercentages
20-30 years32%
30-40 years29%
40+ years31%

Types of Life Coach Degree Levels

The most common degree for Life Coaches is Bachelor's Degree 55% of Life Coaches earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 21% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 13%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 55%
  • Masters, 21%
  • Associate, 13%
  • High School Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 5%
Life Coach DegreePercentages
Bachelors55%
Masters21%
Associate13%
High School Diploma6%
Other Degrees5%

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Life Coach Wage Gap By Education

$47,000
$44,000
$41,000
$38,000
$35,000
$32,000
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$34,332
Some College/ Associate Degree$36,114
Bachelor's Degree$42,715
Master's Degree$45,527

Life Coach Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Life Coaches. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Life Coaches is the Non Profits industry.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees7%
50 - 100 employees5%
100 - 500 employees30%
500 - 1,000 employees21%
1,000 - 10,000 employees26%
> 10,000 employees10%

The Types Of Companies Life Coach Work In

Employees with the Life Coach job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Life Coaches prefer to work at Private companies over Education companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Education

Company TypePercentages
Private73%
Public11%
Government5%
Education11%

Top Industries Hiring Life Coaches

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Life Coaches. Those industries include Non Profits, Health Care and Professional.

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Life Coach Turnover And Employment Statistics

Life 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 Life Coaches changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearLife Coach Unemployment Rate
201010.64%
201110.09%
20129.54%
20137.83%
20146.50%
20156.51%
20166.01%
20176.48%
20184.49%
20193.86%

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

By looking over 5,385 Life Coaches resumes, we figured out that the average Life Coach enjoys staying at their job for 5-7 years for a percentage of 22%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year15%
1-2 years21%
3-4 years11%
5-7 years22%
8-10 years10%
11+ years21%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Life 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 Life Coaches.

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Job TitleLGBT
Professional Musician8.82%
Life Coach9.28%
Clairvoyant11.39%
Professional Volleyball Player14.59%
Technical Account Manager16.02%
High School Music Director21.16%
Theatre Ensemble Member23.07%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Life Coachs

The most common foreign language among Life Coaches is Spanish at 59.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.2% and German is the third-most popular at 4.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 59.2%
  • French, 10.2%
  • German, 4.6%
  • Portuguese, 3.6%
  • Chinese, 3.1%
  • Other, 19.3%
Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish59.2%
French10.2%
German4.6%
Portuguese3.6%
Chinese3.1%
Other19.3%

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Where Are Life Coaches Located?

By looking through more than 5,385 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Life Coaches are NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Life Coaches