How Much Do Nutrition Coaches Make?

(And How Much Does an
NCI Certified Nutrition Coach Earn?)

We get asked these questions a lot, “I need to know my anticipated annual income; so what can I expect to make as a nutrition coach? And what if I’m a certified coach? How much can I earn?” 

The answer is that as an NCI Certified Nutrition Coach, a six-figure income is 100% within your reach but you need to know how to get there. Uncertified nutrition coaches tend to make less. 

But before we get into specifics on exactly what you can earn as an NCI-certified nutrition coach, let’s look at a few basic principles of how you can earn more.


Nutrition Coach Income Principle #1:
Money Comes From Clients

You don’t have to be a math whiz to know that in the business world, the more clients you have or the more products you sell, the more money you earn. The nutrition coaching business is no different. Your income directly depends on the number of clients you serve but it is also based upon how much they’re willing to pay for your services. While it matters to have a lot of clients – what you don’t want is a lot of small clients.

NCI helps you find that sweet spot and provides resources and training to teach you how to enroll a manageable number of high-paying clients.


Nutrition Coach Income Principle #2:
More Training Doesn’t Guarantee More Clients (or More Income)

It goes without saying that people don’t want to spend their hard-earned money on something of little value. If you don’t know what you’re doing as a nutrition coach, you simply won’t attract and retain clients who will pay for the extensive education you have. So, more training can help you become a better nutrition coach, but it will only take you so far. What you need to learn is Application.

At NCI, we don’t just provide nutrition training, we also teach you application. Our application training provides you with advanced coaching and communication skills that will provide your clients with insane results, buy-in to your program, stay longer, and become a giant raving fan so you can create impact & income.

By creating impact, applying what you’ve learned, and connecting with people you will be giving them an experience that they will want to share with others.


Nutrition Coach Income Principle #3:
You Must Embrace The Business Side Of Nutrition Coaching

Here’s a key fact to remember: if you treat your nutrition coaching business as a business, it will pay you like one. If you treat it like a hobby, however, it will pay you like a hobby. Ultimately, YOU get to choose how much you earn and how far you go simply by the attitude you have and the effort you’re willing to put into it.

Our biggest piece of advice? Go ALL IN.

How Much Can An NCI Certified Nutrition Coach Earn?

Now … the moment of truth you’ve been waiting for. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, full time nutrition professionals earn between $50,000 and $75,000 per year on average.

But NCI Certified nutrition coaches fare much higher than average, with many of our course graduates reporting incomes of over $100,000 per year!

From these numbers alone, it’s pretty obvious that we’re doing something right by helping nutrition coaches build their impact so they can then build their income.

But why does an NCI certified nutrition coach earn more than the average?

To help answer this question, let’s take a look at a few things that clients will pay more for, which in turn equates to more income for the coach:

1. Experience / Coaching Hours

Clients will pay more for a nutrition coach who knows what they’re talking about and practices what they preach. You can gain experience simply by coaching more people and putting in the hours of work. Or you can shorten the learning curve with an NCI Certification Course and learn from the experiences of others.

2. Number of Certifications

It’s pretty simple, the more you know, the more people you can help. And, the more certifications you have, the more clients will look to you as an expert and be willing to pay more money. At NCI, we offer a variety of certifications based on your specific interests and goals, so you are able to be more highly trained and provide very specific services to a wide variety of clients.


3. Specialization of Training

Having a unique area of expertise makes you more valuable to the marketplace. And we all know that value equals more money! NCI offers coaches L1, L2, Mindset and Hormone certifications as well as highly specialized Masterclasses in a variety of popular topics including Thyroid Health and Gut Health. Our help doesn’t end there. You have access to instructors, online resources and peer groups. In short – we train you for SUCCESS.

Are YOU ready to enter the world of ‘above average’ and realize the income and impact potential that comes as a result? Learn more about becoming an NCI certified nutrition coach today and get ready to earn!

Ready to build impact and grow your income?