Fitness Specialist Salary

The average Fitness Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.46 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.98 per hour and $21.97. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Fitness Specialists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. Work is enjoyable for Fitness Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,986 - $49,265
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,840
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$10.98 - $21.97
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,986 - $49,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
Profit Sharing
$1,047  
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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$23,949 - $48,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $21.97  
   
Overtime
$6.11 - $22.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,047  
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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$23,949 - $48,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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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Fitness Specialists who advance into the role of a Fitness Club General Manager are fairly uncommon. General Managers of Fitness Clubs on average earn $42K per year. A common career progression for a Fitness Specialist is to become an Exercise Physiologist or a Director of Fitness & Wellness. Compared to Fitness Specialists, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

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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 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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