Fitness Specialist Salary (United States)

The average Fitness Specialist in the United States earns approximately $14.39 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $10.58 per hour to $20.37. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. While some workers in this profession—27 percent—do not have any health coverage, most do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Fitness Specialists making up 51 percent of workers. Job satisfaction for Fitness Specialists is high. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Fitness Specialist Salary (?
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$24,835 - $46,309
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MEDIAN: $30,827
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Fitness Specialist Salary (?
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$10.58 - $20.37
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$24,835 - $46,309  
   
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$0.00 - $1,622  
Total Pay (?
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$23,264 - $45,803  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $20.37  
   
Overtime
$6.39 - $29.59  
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$0.00 - $1,622  
   
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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$23,264 - $45,803  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Job Description for Fitness Specialist

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Fitness Specialist

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There are some Fitness Specialists—though it's uncommon—that transition into Fitness Club General Managers, where earnings can rise by $11,132 annually. Fitness Specialists can earn $6,393 or $9,786 more per year when they move into roles as Exercise Physiologists or Wellness Directors, a common transition for those in the field.

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Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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National Average
$31,000
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Although location is not a huge compensation factor, workers in Philadelphia earn a little above the national average.

Fitness Specialist Reviews

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

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$31,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 27%
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