IHRSA 2017 Health Club Employee Compensation & Benefits Report Details Compensation Data for Nearly 60 Job Titles
Last month, IHRSA released The 2017 IHRSA Health Club Employee Compensation & Benefits Report, a detailed analysis of compensation and benefits practices for the health club industry. Salary and compensation results provided in the report are based on data from more than 200 North American facilities.
“Payroll is one of the largest expenses among health clubs, as hiring and investing in staff plays a critical role in serving and retaining members,” said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA’s executive vice president of global products. “IHRSA has regularly conducted employee compensation research for more than 15 years to help club operators analyze and gauge their compensation practices against other club businesses.”
The new report provides compensation data for nearly 60 job titles, including base salary and total compensation for club and executive-level staff as well as hourly pay and commissions data for club-level employees. Data on medical insurance, retirement plans, leave days, and other benefits are also analyzed in the report.
• 91% of participating clubs provide medical insurance to salaried employees
• Clubs reported an average health insurance premium increase of 8.9% from 2015-2016
• 66% of clubs offer a retirement plan
• 62% of clubs match employee contributions to retirement plans
• Clubs provide an average of 8 paid leave days to salaried employees with less than one year on the job
“New to this year’s report is an infographic snapshot of benefits practices as well as graphics summarizing compensation data for the most commonly requested job titles,” said Melissa Rodriguez, IHRSA Senior Research Manager. “Along with the in-depth report data across various levels of the organization, club operators can refer to these snapshots for a quick overview of pay for CEO, general manager, personal trainer, and group exercise instructor job titles.”
The report also provides a brief macroeconomic outlook on compensation and unemployment. According to a separate nationwide WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, companies offered salary increases of roughly 3% to employees in 2016. In 2017, firms are projecting similar salary budget increases of 3%.
The 2017 IHRSA Health Club Employee Compensation & Benefits Report is based on voluntary survey data provided by IHRSA member clubs in the United States and Canada. The report provides compensation information for senior management/corporate staff, salaried club-level employees, and hourly club-level employees. Salary information for job titles is provided by geographical region, club type, and size in total annual revenues.
The 2017 IHRSA Health Club Employee Compensation & Benefits Report is available at ihrsa.org/compensation-report. The PDF can be purchased either in full for $399.95 ($199.95 for IHRSA members) or in three separate parts for $149.95 each ($79.95 each for IHRSA members). Contact IHRSA Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-617-951-0055 ext. 194 with any questions.
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