YOGA AUSTRALIA YOGA INSTRUCTORS SALARY GUIDELINES 2018 Yoga teachers. A sub-committee was formed and
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YOGA INSTRUCTORS SALARY GUIDELINES 2018
YOGA INSTRUCTORS SALARY GUIDELINES - 2018
BACKGROUND The issue of recommended minimum payments for Yoga teachers continues to be a topic that fluctuates and depends heavily on the contractual offer being presented, the uniqueness of the teacher offering, where the practice is occurring, the location and the experience of the instructor.
In 2011, a number of Yoga Australia committee members reported being asked by members and potential employers for YA to develop and publicise recommended payment rates for Yoga teachers. A sub-committee was formed and undertook this initial task, providing guidelines to members on recommended salaries.
In 2015, Yoga Australia committee members recognized the need to review these guidelines and contracted an HR professional to research developments, trends and market understanding of Yoga salaries and benefits.
The following is a result of this work.
Shyamala Benakovic CEO Yoga Australia
These rates are to be used as guidelines only and have been derived from:
• Current market salaries as advertised and reported within the Australian Yoga industry,
• Salary reports from 3 providers focusing on the fitness and health industry, and
• Modern Award underpinning Yoga Instructors across Australia in a specific field and
• Consumer price index for 2014.
Class Type / Location Location
Range for Salaries1 (per hour)
Median Base Salary2
(per hour) Extra Considerations
Yoga studio, gym, fitness centre or similar venues $45.00 - $75.00 $50.00 • Experience & Teacher level • Specialised class • Employee or Contractor Agreement in place which
impacts on other entitlements • Benefits such as Gym membership, provision
of equipment or additional travel expense reimbursements.
• Discounts on sports gear, clothing and other related product
• Extra bonus or commission per person attending class on top of base rate
• Overhead costs • Travel
Corporate / party / event or public venues $55.00 - $80.00 $70.00
Home or own location $30.00 - $150.00 $50.00
One on One / Private
Yoga studio, gym, fitness centre or similar venues $45.00 – $90.00 $60.00
Corporate / party / event or public venues $75 - $150.00 $80.00
Home or own location $60.00 - $150.00 $80.00
1 Rounded to the closest five 2 Rounded to the closest ten SUPERANNUATION
As an employee, you are entitled to the current national minimum super payment in addition to your hourly rate. Superannuation is currently paid at a rate of 9.5% of your base salary per calendar month for every month where an excess of $450.00 has been earnt.
Generally speaking, as a contractor, Superannuation is not required to be paid to you. However, if you are paid under a contract that is wholly or principally for labour , you are eligible to receive super contributions as well, under the same guidelines as employees. In this situation, you are considered an employee for Superannuation guarantee purposes. As a Yoga Instructor you would be considered to be involved in a labour contract and as such eligible for such contributions, however, to confirm your Super guarantee eligibility, please refer to the below link for specific information on your circumstance.
The following payments may apply if an employer/employee relationship exists:
• Superannuation, • Annual leave and leave loading, • Bonuses and incentives, • Equipment, and • Other forms of leave as provided under an award or National
Employment Standards (NES).
This is to be determined case by case and the clarification of whether a person is an employee or a contractor needs to be assessed initially.
Superannuation is currently paid at a rate of 9.5% of your base salary per calendar month for every month where an excess of $450.00 has been earnt.
YOGA INSTRUCTORS SALARY GUIDELINES - 2018
From 1 July 2009, Australian workplaces have been governed by a new system created by the Fair Work Act 2009.
One of the key changes under this system is the modernisation of awards operating in the Commonwealth workplace relations system. The Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) consolidated most of the existing awards into industry or occupation-based categories to reduce the confusion surrounding proper minimum employment entitlements. This meant from 1 January 2010 onwards, most industries were subject to a modern award
Modern awards apply to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system and are industry or occupation-based, and apply to employers and employees who perform work covered by the award.
While there is not a specific Yoga industry award to govern employment and conditions within the industry, the Fitness Industry Award 2010 covers employers throughout Australia engaged in the fitness industry and their employees with the fitness industry including the operation of fitness centres and group fitness organisations and the provision of fitness services or classes. If you are engaged in an employer / employee relationship, your minimum entitlements as an employee are governed by this modern award. The one exception to this is if you are engaged as a casual fitness instructor to instruct people in yoga by a registered or licenced club, registered or recognised under State, Territory
or Commonwealth legislation. In this case, your entitlements are governed by the Registered and Licensed Clubs Award. Modern award pay rates are reviewed and updated annually, with any changes taking effect on July 1st. Current pay guides can found on the Fair Work website link below.
For more information on Modern Awards and your entitlements as an employee, please refer to:
https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/ templates-and-guides/fact-sheets/minimum- workplace-entitlements/modern-awards
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