I work for 2 recreation departments..the one that I have taught at since Oct 2011 pays biweekly by class. It does not matter how many are in the class. They pay me as an employee (so taxes are taken out)...but they could pay me in full..if I ran it as a business. They asked me when I was hired how I wanted to do it.
The other rec department that I just got the job at..will pay me when the session (10 weeks) is over. So it will be one lump sum. Which is okay with me, though since the program is paid for by the town and I get all of whatever they bring in from the registrants!!! I was shocked at that one!! Seeing that they will be paying $60 for a 10 week session. I might get paid more for one class with them then I get paid teaching 3 at the other rec department!! So it is all based on where you work. This rec department just set a minimum (which was chosen by me) as 5 and a maximum (again, chosen by me) of 35. So I made it so that I will be making at least what I make per class at the other place ($25) or more. Couldn't pass this one up! :)
So again, it will depend on what the policy is for each place. I have never taught at my own location...so I don't know about that..but again, you would have to work that out.
Lisa Marie :)
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Most likely, it will depend on the location where you will teach your class.
I teach at three gyms, and all three gyms pay a certain fee per class. I get paid the same amount no matter how many students attend each class. One gym pays every two weeks and the other two gyms pay once a month. Each gyms pays a different fee per class, but I don't mind that one gyms doesn't pay very well..because I love teaching classes.
I also teach at two community centers. One community center pays like the gyms...a certain fee per class. I get paid there once a month.
The other community center is on a commission basis. I collect the fees from the participants (who can pay by the month or by the class), and at the end of the month, I total it all up and pay the community center 20% of the money that was turned in for that month. One advantage of this type of class is the more students in your class, the more money you will make. It can also work in reverse, small classes do not bring in much money.
Find your location, and then talk with the person in charge to find out their means of payment. As you can see, there are several ways to get paid. One instructor whom I know..gets paid a flat fee per class, but she also gets paid more according to how many are in her class, such as a couple of dollars more for every additional person over 10. Classes that are paid in this manner and on the commission basis can really encourage us as instructors to promote our classes.
Hope this helps, and I am sure there will be others with more options.
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i don't know of anyone who gets a salary for teaching Zumba, except maybe Beto? LOL
Gyms pay a (usually low) hourly rate. I've heard anywhere from $10-40 on average. Usually $15-25 I'd say.
If you go out on your own and teach, you can set up payments a variety of ways. You can charge per head and do a percentage split or rent a facilty for a flat fee per hour or per month for a time slot. Lots of ways to do this, all depends on what works.
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I never thought of this because I want to teach Zumba to have fun and stay healthy and fit. I was talking with my husband and he asked me how you get paid I have no idea. I know my gym doesn't teach it and I Want to see about it in the future but don't have any idea how that works I would think by class?
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