How Much Do Ftiness Trainers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Fitness Trainers

Fitness Trainers instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities for the primary purpose of personal fitness. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$45650 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$21,640 to $27,840 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $21,640 to $27,840 per year or $10 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $37 $76,550
Senior (Top 25%) $28 $57,490
Middle (Mid 50%) $19 $40,510
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $27,840
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $21,640

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $30 $63,140
VT $28 $58,580
DC $28 $57,790
NJ $27 $56,980
WA $26 $55,110
CA $26 $54,770
MA $26 $54,290
NY $26 $53,710
MD $24 $50,800
ME $24 $49,410

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Ftiness Trainers are in the states of CT, VT, DC, NJ and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Technical and Trade Schools $63780 $30.66
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $60270 $28.97
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $59650 $28.68
Insurance Carriers $56520 $27.17
Management of Companies and Enterprises $54990 $26.44
Specialty Hospitals $54860 $26.37
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $53490 $25.72
Performing Arts Companies $52400 $25.19
Grantmaking and Giving Services $51770 $24.89
Individual and Family Services $51150 $24.59
Traveler Accommodation $49070 $23.59
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $48630 $23.38
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $47600 $22.89
Offices of Physicians $47140 $22.67
Other Schools and Instruction $47070 $22.63
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $47020 $22.61
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $45800 $22.02
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $45100 $21.68
State Government $44680 $21.48
Employment Services $44020 $21.16
Home Health Care Services $43360 $20.85
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $43160 $20.75
Local Government $42690 $20.52
Real Estate $42650 $20.51
Scientific Research and Development Services $42620 $20.49
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $42590 $20.48
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $41830 $20.11
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $41670 $20.03
Other Personal Services $41140 $19.78
Outpatient Care Centers $41140 $19.78

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