What Does The Family Life Coach Salary Look Like in The United States?

Thinking of becoming a family coach? Let’s find out what a family life coach salary looks like?

The Role of a Family Life Coach

What is Family Life Coaching?

According to the Family Life Coaching Association (FLCA), it is a process whereby a client and a trained coach work together to achieve goals defined and identified by the family involved. See the definition of a family life coach by the FLCA below.

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Family Life Coaches utilize research-based coaching strategies and techniques to encourage and support the competence and achievement of client-identified goals. They build respectful, trusting relationships with parents, children, and/or families in order to facilitate positive growth in family life, enabling families to maximize their strengths and potential.”

Family Life Coaching is a niche of life coaching that has to do with advocating for the needs of the family and improving the family dynamics within the unit. These professional coaches work with clients who may be facing marital challenges, parenting issues, anger issues, communication issues, needing help in coping with transitions such as a new parent, adoption, loss in the family (a grief & loss coach helps in this area as well). 

Working with family life coaches can tremendously help save families units from breaking down. Family coaching services can improve communication among family members; they can help build stronger relationships, resolve conflicts, and foster peace within the family unit. 

What Can Affect The Family Life Coach Salary?

As of February 2021, the average yearly salary of a life coach professional in the United States, according to ZipRecruiter.com, is $59,630, and the average annual salary for a family life coach is stated to be $55,563. Some family life coaches will usually charge rates similar to that of other helping professionals. For example, a family life educator in the United States, according to Salary.com, is said to make between $34,632 and $44,539 annually.

Like any other coaching niche, some factors will most likely affect the family life coach salary, such as geographical location, skills, education.  Let us take a look at a few common ones.

  • Location: Your location affects your salary. The area you live in may affect life coaching rates for your niche. Coaches in cities and regions with a steeper cost of living may charge higher rates than those in smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living.
  • Education or Training: In addition to coaching certification, several organizations that hire these coaching professionals typically request a degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology.
  • Experience: Family life coaches do charge different fees partly due to their expertise in the area. Two years or more years of work experience assisting people with disabilities in the community, or a relevant field may be required.
  • Alternate streams of income:  The family life coach salary may be significantly affected by the seeking of supplemental income. This includes writing articles and articles, selling products, giving webinars, and coaching courses via platforms such as Udemy. 

Life Coaching is one of the fastest-growing and lucrative professions that exist. It is a great career to consider pursuing.  The family life coach niche is one of the most rewarding and much-needed professionals in our society today. If you believe you have what it takes, then consider becoming one. 

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

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