A Fitness Specialist earns an average wage of $15.17 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$24,194 - $49,905
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MEDIAN: $35,826
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$10.41 - $22.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,194 - $49,905  
   
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$22,955 - $48,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $22.51  
   
Overtime
$19.50  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$22,955 - $48,623  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Fitness Specialist

A fitness specialist is responsible for offering fitness training, advice, and motivation for their health-minded clients. This is position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and applicants must display proven knowledge in exercise sciences (available through recognized athletic organizations, workshops, and seminars). Some organizations do require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in an area such as kinesiology, exercise science, or physical education. First-aid certification is generally required, as well.

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Fitness Specialist Tasks

  • Design custom exercise and lifestyle plans for people of different ages and abilities.
  • Monitor and chart customer’s changes in fitness levels over a period of time.
  • Teach individuals or groups how to properly perform exercises and use exercise equipment.

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What is it like working as a Fitness Specialist?

Fitness Specialist in Minneapolis:
"Corporate Wellness."
Pros: I enjoy the creativity associated with corporate wellness and creating new health promotion programs.
Cons: It is a requirement to teach group fitness.

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Experience Affects Fitness Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Fitness Specialist Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Personal Trainer
up arrow 3%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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