What is the pay rate/salary for taekwondo instructor?

My husband will be getting his black belt in september and wants to quit his current car sales job and instruct taekwondo. I am wondering how much he will be making..I am worried about starting a family if he's only going to be making 6 or 7 dollars an hour.

Asked By: Witchay Woman - 2/18/2008
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Your husband would do better to keep his job and teach part time until he gets enough experience and enough word of mouth reputation to make a living teaching Tae Kwon Do (or any other martial art). Unless he is a world class competitior with major name recognition, teaching Tae Kwon Do is not something he will be able... More
Answered By: THE_Sparkchaser - 2/18/2008
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If the Taekwondo Academy which he is going to work were famous and many students want to go there, then he will be okay! I think he will be paid well!
Answered By: thanh n - 2/18/2008
He is going to have to get his name known out there...besides you shouldnt teach a dojang if you just got your bb. He should at least be a second dan
Answered By: Nick - 2/18/2008
I know many martial arts instructors and they have a day-job. I would suggest the same for your husband and teach part-time. By doing this, he will get some experience teaching. Knowing it and teaching it are two different things. He will have kid and adult students. Teaching each requires a different approach... More
Answered By: PCW - 2/18/2008
Unless he is running the school (not necessarily owner, but as manager) then he isn't going to get paid well. I got paid $9/class. Not that much considering I didn't teach for 8 hours straight. He definitely should keep his job. He could teach part time and then also look into starting up an after school program with... More
Answered By: schmack_dabbin - 2/18/2008
A lot of TKD instructors teach for free, or just to get another dan/degree. Usually the school owner is the only one making enough money to support a family... More
Answered By: Captain - 2/18/2008
DO NOT QUIT your full time job! As he's just now getting his black belt, it will take awhile for him to work through the ranks and establish a reputation. Martial artists and schools are pretty tight and protective of their students and reputations. It's doubtful he'll find a school that will be willing to let him... More
Answered By: mrssilentwarrior - 2/19/2008
None of these people below must teach in a good martial arts school. Because you can make upward to to $80,000 or more depending on the amount of students you have. My father is a martial arts instructor and so am i. Last year i made my self 85,000 just in one tae kwon do school. And then again i teach in the largest... More
Answered By: jdub - 2/20/2008
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