Fitness Instructor Salary

The average pay for a Fitness Instructor is $19.53 per hour. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,342 - $68,375
$25K
$37K
$68K
MEDIAN: $36,867
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$10.41 - $36.33
$10
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.19
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$0$74K
Salary $25,342 - $68,375
Bonus $1,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,293 - $74,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.41 - $36.33
Hourly Tips $1.84
Overtime $16.14 - $31.69
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $1,200
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,293 - $74,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 237

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Job Description for Fitness Instructor

A fitness instructor uses safe and proven training methods help individuals reach their fitness goals. The individual should be able to adapt their training programs to meet the different and varied needs of each client. In addition to having the motivation and enthusiasm to help the client reach their goals, the trainer should also have a large, relevant technical background. This background should include knowledge of a wide variety of exercises that target each individual muscle and muscle group. This must include proper form and technique to prevent injury, as well as to ensure safe performance by clients when unsupervised. In addition to a strong foundation in fitness, a fitness instructor must possess a strong background in nutrition.

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Fitness Instructor Tasks

  • Ensure a safe class environment, informing participants of safety rules and monitoring participants throughout the class.
  • Help participants tailor the class workout to their individual abilities.
  • Plan and lead sessions of fitness classes, teaching participants how to properly perform exercises and use equipment.
  • Make sure equipment is working properly and facilities are clean.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fitness Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Fitness Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Fitness Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fitness Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Fitness Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 60 salaries. A Fitness Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 42 salaries.

Fitness Instructor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fitness Instructor?

Fitness Instructor in Russellville:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Helping people with health and fitness.
Cons: Pay.

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Key Stats for Fitness Instructor

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Fitness Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$40,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 78%
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