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.
- 87.0% of all yoga instructors are women, while 13.0% are men.
- The average age of an employed yoga instructor is 37 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of yoga instructors is White (77.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10.0%), Black or African American (5.7%) and Asian (4.1%).
- Yoga instructors are most in-demand in New York, NY.
- The education industry is the highest-paying for yoga instructors.
- Santa Rosa, CA pays an annual average wage of $58,223, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
- 10% of all yoga instructors are LGBT.
- Nevada is the best state for yoga instructors to live.
- Yoga instructors are 56% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.
Yoga Instructor Statistics By Gender
87.0% of yoga instructors are women and 13.0% of yoga instructors are men.
- Female, 87.0%
- Male, 13.0%
Yoga Instructors By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Yoga Instructor
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
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.
|Infant Childcare Provider||3%||97%|
Yoga Instructor Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among yoga instructors is White, which makes up 77.0% of all yoga instructors. Comparatively, there are 10.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 77.0%
- Hispanic or Latino, 10.0%
- Black or African American, 5.7%
- Asian, 4.1%
- Unknown, 2.5%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%
Yoga Instructor Race
|Yoga Instructor Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||10.0%|
|Black or African American||5.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7%|
Yoga Instructor Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$51,156|
|Hispanic or Latino||$51,122|
Yoga Instructor JOBS
Average Age of a Yoga Instructor
We determined the average age of yoga instructors based on ethnicity and gender.
Yoga Instructor Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||34.5||31|
|Hispanic or Latino||30||34.5|
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 40% of the population.
Yoga Instructor Age
|Yoga Instructor Years||Percentages|
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%.
- Bachelors, 69%
- Masters, 14%
- Associate, 10%
- High School Diploma, 2%
- Other Degrees, 5%
Yoga Instructors By Education
|Yoga Instructor Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||2%|
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Yoga Instructor Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$45,136|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$47,362|
Yoga Instructor Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where yoga instructors work. We found most yoga instructors work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most yoga instructors is the health care industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire yoga instructors.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Yoga Instructor Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||9%|
|50 - 100 employees||5%|
|100 - 500 employees||20%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||11%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||40%|
|> 10,000 employees||15%|
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.
Yoga Instructor Jobs By Sector
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 health care, hospitality and government.
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%.
Less than one year
Yoga Instructor Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||17%|
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.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Day Care Worker||4.74%||90,336|
|Respite Care Provider||6.19%||94,125|
|Director Of Recreation Therapy||8.62%||17,746|
|Dog Walker/Pet Sitter||10.47%||70,256|
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%.
- Spanish, 49.9%
- French, 15.6%
- German, 4.5%
- Thai, 4.5%
- Italian, 3.8%
- Other, 21.7%
Yoga Instructor Languages Spoken