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.
  • 67.5% of all life coaches are women, while 32.5% 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%), Black or African American (9.2%) and Asian (5.9%).
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • 9% of all life coaches are LGBT.
  • Life coaches are 73% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Life Coach Statistics By Gender

67.5% of life coaches are women and 32.5% of life coaches are men.

  • Female, 67.5%
  • Male, 32.5%

Life Coaches By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female67.5%
Male32.5%

Gender Pay Gap For Life Coach

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$38,804
female-income
Female Income
$38,105

Life Coach Gender Over Time

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

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

Life Coach Gender By Year

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, 19d cavalry scout and baseball player have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Harpist8%92%
Actress8%92%
Modern Dancer8%92%
Life Coach32%68%
Assistant Varsity Football Coach98%2%
Baseball Player98%2%
19D Cavalry Scout99%1%
Male
Female

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.

  • White, 67.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.5%
  • Black or African American, 9.2%
  • Asian, 5.9%
  • Unknown, 3.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Life Coach Race

Life Coach RacePercentages
White67.5%
Hispanic or Latino13.5%
Black or African American9.2%
Asian5.9%
Unknown3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

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

Life Coach Race By Year

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

Asian life coaches have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White life coaches have the lowest average salary at $37,436.
$40,000
$39,000
$38,000
$37,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$39,216
White$37,436
Black or African American$38,091
Asian$39,381
Hispanic or Latino$38,149

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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

Life Coach Age By Race

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

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.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Life Coach Age

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

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%.

  • Bachelors, 55%
  • Masters, 21%
  • Associate, 13%
  • High School Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Life Coaches By Education

Life Coach DegreePercentages
Bachelors55%
Masters21%
Associate13%
High School Diploma6%
Other Degrees5%

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Life Coach Wage Gap By Education

Life coaches with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $40,624 annually. With a Bachelors degree, life coaches earn a median annual income of $38,804 compared to $34,047 for life coaches with an Associate degree.
$41,000
$39,000
$37,000
$35,000
$33,000
$31,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$32,779
Master's Degree$40,624
Bachelor's Degree$38,804
Some College/ Associate Degree$34,047

Life Coach Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where life coaches work. We found most life coaches work for a private company. 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.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Life Coach Jobs By Employer Size

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.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Life Coach Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education11%
Public11%
Private73%
Government5%

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.

Non Profits

Health Care

Professional

Retail

Education

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

Life Coach Unemployment Rate By Year

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%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Life Coach Tenure

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.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Professional Musician8.82%43,354
Life Coach9.28%
Clairvoyant11.39%600.00%
Professional Volleyball Player14.59%49,831
Technical Account Manager16.02%154,495
High School Music Director21.16%29,139
Theatre Ensemble Member23.07%5,015

Life Coach LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Professional Musician8.82%43,354
Clairvoyant11.39%6
Professional Volleyball Player14.59%49,831
Technical Account Manager16.02%154,495
High School Music Director21.16%29,139
Theatre Ensemble Member23.07%5,015

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%.

  • Spanish, 59.2%
  • French, 10.2%
  • German, 4.6%
  • Portuguese, 3.6%
  • Chinese, 3.1%
  • Other, 19.3%

Life Coach Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish59.2%
French10.2%
German4.6%
Portuguese3.6%
Chinese3.1%
Other19.3%

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Which State Has The Most Life Coaches?

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

Number of Life Coaches

Number Of Life Coach Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California736$50,643
2Texas450$44,949
3Florida338$37,482
4Arizona331$39,679
5Illinois310$33,794
6New York302$49,212
7Michigan267$38,324
8Minnesota257$50,963
9Colorado241$33,699
10Pennsylvania221$39,642
11Massachusetts205$47,898
12North Carolina197$38,632
13Connecticut196$45,404
14Iowa176$32,229
15Georgia176$33,244
16Virginia175$46,881
17Ohio173$31,348
18Missouri172$35,095
19New Jersey167$49,629
20Indiana161$38,032
21Kansas157$24,650
22Louisiana155$38,197
23Maryland131$39,036
24Washington114$42,773
25Oregon108$45,998
26Wisconsin99$33,850
27Kentucky96$31,415
28Idaho88$35,211
29Tennessee86$35,391
30Alabama80$39,317
31South Carolina75$43,912
32Utah75$32,907
33Montana67$28,574
34Nevada66$44,174
35District of Columbia63$53,836
36New Hampshire63$37,171
37Nebraska54$42,907
38Oklahoma47$33,962
39Wyoming44$23,259
40New Mexico44$31,480
41Hawaii36$62,569
42Rhode Island36$47,486
43Mississippi34$41,961
44Arkansas33$33,475
45Delaware30$48,442
46North Dakota28$38,992
47Maine24$38,623
48Alaska22$54,661
49West Virginia20$48,956
50South Dakota20$27,746
51Vermont17$45,402

Life Coach Demographics FAQs

How Many Life Coach Are There In The Us?

There are over 2,887 Life Coaches in the United States.

What Percentage Of Life Coaches Are Black?

9.2% of Life Coaches are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Life Coaches?

Most a are White, with 67.5% of Life Coaches belonging to this ethnicity. 13.5% of Life Coaches are Hispanic or Latino, 9.2% of Life Coaches are Black or African American, 5.9% of Life Coaches are Asian, 3.6% of Life Coaches are Unknown, and 0.3% of Life Coaches are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Life Coach Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Life Coach jobs are not male - dominated. 67% of Life Coaches are female, and 32% are male, so there are more female Life Coaches than male Life Coaches in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Life Coach?

The average Life Coach is 34 years old. 31% of Life Coaches are 40+ years old or older, 29% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 32% are between 20-30 years old

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