Life Coach Salary California: Life Coaching in San Francisco

Are you moving to San Francisco, California, soon? Check out the life coach salary california life coaches are enjoying.

About The Life Coach

A life coach acts as a strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from people’s past. He or she is not a psychologist, mental health counselor, or a business analyst. However, you do see a vast number of these professionals incorporating coaching approaches in their practices and businesses. Life coaches are focused on assisting clients in moving forward with new ways of acting and thinking to help them achieve their goals (future-focused approach).

Reports indicate more organizations are hiring life coaches instead of mental health counselors to work in-house with employees, seeking alternative methods to handling life situations.

The City of San Francisco

San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. It is the 16th most populous city in the United States. As of 2020, this beautiful city has the highest salaries, disposable income, and median home prices in the world at $1.7 million and the highest median rents. In 2018, San Francisco was the seventh-highest-income county in the United States, with a per capita personal income of $130,696. The Golden City is a popular tourist destination, known for its cool summers, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and the Fisherman’s Wharf. According to recent data, San Francisco happens to be one of the most expensive cities in the United States — but only the third-most-expensive in California.

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Life Coach Salary California: What Does it Look Like?

Life coaching in California, what does it look like?

Well, thanks to large scale organizations, the rich and famous, the life coaching field is thriving in California and is doing exceptionally well. It is a booming industry!  Celebrities, business moguls, both small and large businesses are now embracing professional life coaches’ services for their personal, professional, and business needs. So what does the life coach salary in San Francisco, in particular, look like? Well, according to, a widely known employment website, the annual pay range for a Life Coach in San Francisco, is between $50,000 and $228,000. The average yearly salary is $108,500, around $21,500 more than the average life coach salary in the United States. Also, depending on the company the individual works for, there are attractive bonuses and other incentives to include in the salary package. These figures are, of course, wholly dependent on factors such as relevant skills (i.e., life skills, crisis intervention, etc.), and expertise, if the individual is self-employed or works for an organization and the cost of living.

Are you ready to earn the life coach salary California coaches are currently enjoying? If your answer is yes, I say it’s time to pack your bags.  The Life Coaching profession is gratifying and is here to stay. Based on compensation data from, the estimated salary potential for life coaches will progressively increase by 10% over the next five years. And so, if you are thinking about a life coaching career in the Golden City, you have the option of starting on your own or working for an established organization. Regardless of which one you prefer, the salary is worth the move.

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Margaret K. Olubiyi
Life Coach
Writer, Coaches Training Blog community

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