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

GenderPercentages
Female87.0%
Male13.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Yoga Instructor

Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$51,907
female-income
Female Income
$50,560

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.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Infant Childcare Provider3%97%
Daycare Owner4%96%
Professional Nanny5%95%
Yoga Instructor13%87%
Intramural Director82%18%
Valet85%15%
Camp Boss88%12%

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 RacePercentages
White77.0%
Hispanic or Latino10.0%
Black or African American5.7%
Asian4.1%
Unknown2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.7%

Yoga Instructor Wage Gap By Race

Asian yoga instructors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White yoga instructors have the lowest average salary at $50,657.
$53,000
$52,000
$51,000
$50,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$50,954
White$50,657
Black or African American$51,156
Asian$52,279
Hispanic or Latino$51,122

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Average Age of a Yoga Instructor

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

Male
Female

Yoga Instructor Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown2739.5
White3140
Black or African American34.531
Asian3734
Hispanic or Latino3034.5

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.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Yoga Instructor Age

Yoga Instructor YearsPercentages
40+ years40%
30-40 years29%
20-30 years30%

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 DegreePercentages
Bachelors69%
Masters14%
Associate10%
High School Diploma2%
Other Degrees5%

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Yoga Instructor Wage Gap By Education

Yoga instructors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $51,486 annually. With a Bachelors degree, yoga instructors earn a median annual income of $50,560 compared to $47,362 for yoga instructors with an Associate degree.
$54,000
$52,000
$50,000
$48,000
$46,000
$44,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$45,136
Master's Degree$51,486
Bachelor's Degree$50,560
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.

Company Size

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

> 10,000

Yoga Instructor Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees9%
50 - 100 employees5%
100 - 500 employees20%
500 - 1,000 employees11%
1,000 - 10,000 employees40%
> 10,000 employees15%

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.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Yoga Instructor Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education29%
Public12%
Private56%
Government4%

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.

Education

Health Care

Government

Non Profits

Construction

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

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Yoga Instructor Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year17%
1-2 years20%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years28%
8-10 years9%
11+ years12%

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 TitleLGBTJob Openings
Day Care Worker4.74%90,336
Respite Care Provider6.19%94,125
Director Of Recreation Therapy8.62%17,746
Body Piercer9.75%5,358
Yoga Instructor10.02%
Dog Walker/Pet Sitter10.47%70,256
Residential Supervisor11.45%8,846

Yoga Instructor LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Day Care Worker4.74%90,336
Respite Care Provider6.19%94,125
Director Of Recreation Therapy8.62%17,746
Body Piercer9.75%5,358
Dog Walker/Pet Sitter10.47%70,256
Residential Supervisor11.45%8,846

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

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish49.9%
French15.6%
German4.5%
Thai4.5%
Italian3.8%
Other21.7%

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Where Do Yoga Instructors Earn The Most?

Yoga instructors earn the most in California, where the average yoga instructor salary is $57,830. 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

Which State Has The Most Yoga Instructors?

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

Number of Yoga Instructors

Number Of Yoga Instructor Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,682$57,830
2Texas775$45,937
3Florida707$44,793
4Georgia648$35,192
5Virginia577$38,506
6New York533$40,127
7North Carolina517$35,792
8Colorado477$44,552
9New Jersey422$46,182
10Michigan402$45,966
11Illinois358$48,885
12Pennsylvania353$42,418
13Ohio326$27,950
14South Carolina314$27,263
15Massachusetts282$50,848
16Maryland259$51,235
17Oregon249$49,952
18Washington228$47,829
19Arizona223$44,087
20Minnesota208$47,158
21Wisconsin179$40,105
22Tennessee174$35,313
23Iowa150$31,007
24Alabama144$39,964
25Missouri141$35,598
26Louisiana134$40,152
27Nevada127$51,124
28Kentucky121$44,900
29Utah120$45,515
30Indiana118$40,554
31Connecticut93$53,541
32Kansas91$40,797
33Mississippi87$44,738
34Oklahoma87$46,384
35New Mexico76$45,693
36Delaware66$44,510
37Nebraska66$43,733
38Montana66$39,735
39West Virginia54$45,957
40Alaska52$52,048
41Hawaii51$47,300
42New Hampshire48$53,535
43Idaho47$34,149
44Rhode Island42$46,203
45Arkansas38$35,042
46Maine37$49,404
47Wyoming36$46,423
48South Dakota35$38,637
49North Dakota34$51,650
50Vermont30$54,983
51District of Columbia28$48,853

Yoga Instructor Demographics FAQs

How Many Yoga Instructor Are There In The Us?

There are over 14,752 Yoga Instructors in the United States.

What Percentage Of Yoga Instructors Are Black?

5.7% of Yoga Instructors are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Yoga Instructors?

Most a are White, with 77.0% of Yoga Instructors belonging to this ethnicity. 10.0% of Yoga Instructors are Hispanic or Latino, 5.7% of Yoga Instructors are Black or African American, 4.1% of Yoga Instructors are Asian, 2.5% of Yoga Instructors are Unknown, and 0.7% of Yoga Instructors are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Yoga Instructor Jobs Male - Dominated ?

No, Yoga Instructor jobs are not male - dominated. 87% of Yoga Instructors are female, and 13% are male, so there are more female Yoga Instructors than male Yoga Instructors in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Yoga Instructor ?

The average Yoga Instructor is 37 years old. 40% of Yoga Instructors are 40+ years old or older, 29% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 30% are between 20-30 years old

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