Yoga Instructor Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for yoga instructors 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 21,668 yoga instructors currently employed in the United States.
  • 78.8% of all yoga instructors are women, while only 16.7% are men.
  • The average age of an employed yoga instructor is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of yoga instructors is White (77.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9.3%) and Black or African American (6.4%).
  • The majority of yoga instructors are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Yoga instructors are most in-demand in San Jose, CA.
  • Yoga instructors are paid an average annual salary of $46,141.
  • The education industry is the highest-paying for yoga instructors.
  • Visalia, CA pays an annual average wage of $55,004, the highest in the US.
  • Yoga instructors average starting salary is $31,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid yoga instructors earn as much as $68,000 or more.
  • 20% of all yoga instructors are LGBT.
  • New Jersey is the best state for yoga instructors to live.
  • Yoga instructors are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Yoga Instructor Statistics By Gender

Among yoga instructors, 78.8% of them are women compared to 16.7% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 78.8%
  • Male, 16.7%
  • Unknown, 4.5%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
78.8%
Male
16.7%
Unknown
4.5%

Gender Pay Gap For Yoga Instructor

Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$44,379
female-income
Female Income
$43,169

Yoga Instructor Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, camp boss and valet have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Daycare Owner7%89%
Infant Childcare Provider8%91%
Doula8%87%
Yoga Instructor17%79%
Intramural Director75%20%
Valet78%18%
Camp Boss79%13%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Camp Boss
Valet
Intramural Director
Yoga Instructor
Doula
Infant Childcare Provider
Daycare Owner
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Yoga Instructor Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among yoga instructors is White, which makes up 77.1% of all yoga instructors. Comparatively, there are 9.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 77.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.3%
  • Black or African American, 6.4%
  • Asian, 3.9%
  • Unknown, 2.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Job Title
Yoga Instructor RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
77.1%
Hispanic or Latino
9.3%
Black or African American
6.4%
Asian
3.9%
Unknown
2.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%

Yoga Instructor Wage Gap By Race

Unknown yoga instructors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american yoga instructors have the lowest average salary at $41,721.
$47,000
$46,000
$45,000
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$46,053
White$43,333
Black or African American$41,721
Asian$44,902
Hispanic or Latino$42,861

Average Age of a Yoga Instructor

We determined the average age of yoga instructors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Unknown
30
32.5
White
31
40
Black or African American
37
37
Asian
26.5
36
Hispanic or Latino
29
36

Yoga Instructor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of yoga instructor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of yoga instructors is 40+ years old, which represents 39% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Yoga Instructor YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
30%
30-40 years
29%
40+ years
39%

Types of Yoga Instructor Degree Levels

The most common degree for yoga instructors is bachelor's degree 69% of yoga instructors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 10%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 69%
  • Masters, 14%
  • Associate, 10%
  • High School Diploma, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 5%
Job Title
Yoga Instructor DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
69%
Masters
14%
Associate
10%
High School Diploma
2%
Other Degrees
5%

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Yoga Instructor Wage Gap By Education

Yoga instructors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $43,474 annually. With a Bachelors degree, yoga instructors earn a median annual income of $43,169 compared to $42,218 for yoga instructors with an Doctorate degree.
$45,000
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$39,943
Master's Degree$43,474
Bachelor's Degree$43,169
Doctorate Degree$42,218
Some College/ Associate Degree$39,292

Yoga Instructor Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ yoga instructors. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most yoga instructors is the education industry.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
6%
50 - 100 employees
4%
100 - 500 employees
20%
500 - 1,000 employees
14%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
38%
> 10,000 employees
17%

The Types Of Companies Yoga Instructor Work In

Employees with the yoga instructor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most yoga instructors prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
34%
Public
11%
Private
51%
Government
5%

Top Industries Hiring Yoga Instructors

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ yoga instructors. Those industries include education, hospitality and non profits.

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Education

Hospitality

Non Profits

Health Care

Media

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
24%
Hospitality
16%
Non Profits
14%
Health Care
13%
Media
4%
Professional
4%
Pharmaceutical
3%
Manufacturing
3%
Construction
3%
Internet
2%
Utilities
2%
Retail
2%
Technology
2%
Transportation
1%
Finance
1%
Government
1%
Start-up
1%
Real Estate
1%
Insurance
1%

Yoga Instructor Turnover And Employment Statistics

The Average Number of Years That Yoga Instructor Stay in a Job

By looking over 8,160 yoga instructors resumes, we figured out that the average yoga instructor enjoys staying at their job for 5-7 years for a percentage of 28%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
17%
1-2 years
20%
3-4 years
14%
5-7 years
28%
8-10 years
9%
11+ years
12%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Yoga Instructors 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 yoga instructors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Infant Childcare Provider7.79%
Escalator Operator9.99%
Family Caregiver10.00%
Spa Manager18.13%
Yoga Instructor19.59%
Residential Advisor22.41%
Doorman23.15%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Infant Childcare Provider
7.79%
Escalator Operator
9.99%
Family Caregiver
10.00%
Spa Manager
18.13%
Residential Advisor
22.41%
Doorman
23.15%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Yoga Instructors

The most common foreign language among yoga instructors is Spanish at 49.9%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 15.6% and German is the third-most popular at 4.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 49.9%
  • French, 15.6%
  • German, 4.5%
  • Thai, 4.5%
  • Italian, 3.8%
  • Other, 21.7%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
49.9%
French
15.6%
German
4.5%
Thai
4.5%
Italian
3.8%
Other
21.7%

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Where Do Yoga Instructors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where yoga instructors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Yoga Instructors Located?

By looking through more than 8,160 resumes, we found that the most popular places for yoga instructors are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Yoga Instructors