How to Determine The Certified Life Coach Salary

The main motivation for a life coach is to help people. However, we do have to consider our survival, so as much as I dislike talking about money, a certified life coach salary is an important topic to consider and one that a lot of coaches struggle with.

The Certified Life Coach Salary

Since most coaches are their own bosses you can decide what to charge. The average one-on-one coaching rate is $125.00 a session up to $1,500.00 or more, depending on if you are a newbie, how well known you are, and what type of coaching you are offering.

When considering what you will charge for your coaching services, you need to consider not only the actual coaching consultation time, but also the time preparing for the session, as well as the follow-up time, not to mention the time you spent getting the client. I personally value my time and what I have to offer too much, and so I don’t necessarily like doing one-on-one sessions, therefore I charge extra for that.

It is advised not to put the price of your coaching on your website and that it is better to negotiate the price when talking to the new client. If your price is too low some clients don’t feel like you are worth it.

This is ironic because one of the things many coaches battle with is the limiting belief that you are worth it. I can assure you that you are worth it! You are performing a valuable service, so don’t belittle yourself. If you need help in getting over this limiting belief, the sooner you get help the better, because you’re killing yourself and your business by not charging what you are worth.

3 Secrets How to Boost a Certified Life Coach Salary

If your salary is not working out the way you had hoped by getting one-on-one clients here are three ideas you can try to enhance your certified life coach salary:

  • Group coaching. It is more time effective to have group sessions and also more economically viable.
  • Become a coach for a Corporation. Here’s where being certified will come in handy, and if you have the credentials and the temperament to be a corporation coach you may have found a gold mind as corporations can afford to pay more. Hiring life coaches is a growing trend for corporations as they are finding the benefits of outside coaches.
  • Multiple streams of income. An excellent way to augment your certified life coach salary is to have multiple streams of income in the form of books, e-books, workshops, seminars, speaking engagements, or any other ingenious idea you come up with.

Really there is no limit to the certified life coaches salaries. It is all a matter of how much you value yourself, your time, and what you have to offer. Go for it. The sky is the limit.

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Dana Bosley
Spiritual Growth Coach
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  1. Theuns says

    Hi Jeffrey

    Thanks for the good info.

    It make a lot of sens m people don’t what to ask and thing the are good to do
    the job and if you don’t ask you will not get. why do people be little them self
    if they know they can help people for the better.

    Ask for the money and you wil get what you ask for.


  2. David Paul says

    I thought for a brief period during my masters work in Training and Performance improvement that Life Coaching would be lots of fun, but then I realized that online, coaches are a dime a dozen, and breaking into this field is not nearly as easy as one might think. The market is quite small, at least the PAYING market, and gaining a reputation is no easy matter. Thus, talking about salaries to expect is kind of arbitrary.

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