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Old 02-27-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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BJJ instructor salary

How much do you think these guys are pulling in a year? I know a lot of things come into play..but what about your BJJ instructor who has a good amount of students (lets say 50), as well as running a kids program?

I thought about this, and assumed it would be a good amount of money due to the price ($100-150 a month in a lot of places)... but wasn't sure after thinking about other costs you may be responsible for

what do u working guys think..these guys making a killing, or not really?


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Old 02-27-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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The average BJJ instructor is not making a killing.

teaching every night and not been able to spend time with wife/kids can a turn off for some people.

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:41 PM   #3
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i dont own the school but make 30/class and teach 3x per week..

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I have a bad feeling my teacher is getting raped...

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:11 PM   #5
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teaching every night and not been able to spend time with wife/kids can a turn off for some people.
im pretty sure thats ALL full time jobs..

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How so? Is it because they need to cut their profits with the gym owner

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:13 PM   #7
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50 students and a kids program? Unless you have a couple hundred kids your BJJ instructor is probably the owner and he isn't making a killing.

The owner of my school has about 250 students, teaches four nights a week minimum and still has a full time job during the day.

Believe me he's doing it for love of the sport not for the paycheck.

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:18 PM   #8
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I think you're assuming that ll the money the instructer is making is going straight to his pocket...once you figure in the expenses just for owning or renting a place plus utilities and then paying any other instructers you might have... probably not making bank

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im pretty sure thats ALL full time jobs..
not sure what you meant by above.

You teach BJJ for a living.

You will work every week evening and likely a saturday as well so you are looking at working6 days per week.

You could end up doing a split shift as well. teach 2 classes per day at seperate time and hopefully you can add a couple of privates in between so you do not have to drive by home for a rest.

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:22 PM   #10
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50 students and a kids program? Unless you have a couple hundred kids your BJJ instructor is probably the owner and he isn't making a killing.

The owner of my school has about 250 students, teaches four nights a week minimum and still has a full time job during the day.

Believe me he's doing it for love of the sport not for the paycheck.
Here is what i find hard to believe. Most people pay about $130/mo for BJJ classes.

250 x $130 = $32,500/month. Lets be safe and just assume this particularly gym averages only $100/mo per person and call it $25,000.

Most BJJ gyms are in studios, often in business parks. I doubt the rent exceeds $3,000/month.

A gym needs a phone line and a computer plus lights. Add another $250/mo.

He's also going to need insurance, and I have no idea how much that would be. Lets just call it $1,000/month (probably very high).

He'd also need to very rarely purchase mats. Mats to cover an entire gym will probably run $10,000-$15,000, and lets just say he is paying those off in monthly installments of $300/mo.

Total expenditures are probably less than $5,000/month, and total income is probably around $25,000/mo. That's $20,000/mo left over without including retail sales and privates.

Maybe, I'm missing something, but IMO it would appear that an instructor with 250 students would be doing very well for himself, even if he employed someone an assistant instructor and/or office staff member him at a decent salary.

IMHO a BJJ business owner with a legit gym has every right to earn a good living, and I Hope they do. They put a lot into their training, took a major risk starting a business, and they work hard and work generally unpleasant hours (IMO). I just don't see why anybody with 250 students would ever "need" to hold a full time job in addition to their BJJ school.

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