Fitness Specialist Salary

Earnings for Fitness Specialists in the United States come in at around $15.30 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in four — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The majority of Fitness Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Fitness Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,560 - $49,329
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$38K
$49K
MEDIAN: $38,365
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$10.42 - $21.74
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MEDIAN: $15.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,560 - $49,329  
   
Bonus
$1,650  
Total Pay (?
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$22,924 - $45,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $21.74  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,650  
   
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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$22,924 - $45,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

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

Common Career Paths for Fitness Specialist


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It's not very common for Fitness Specialists to move on to become General Managers of Fitness Clubs. Average pay for a Fitness Club General Manager is $42K annually. Career advancement for the typical Fitness Specialist often leads to becoming an Exercise Physiologist or a Director of Fitness & Wellness; median salaries in these positions are $5K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Fitness Specialist

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Fitness Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Fitness Specialist Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Personal Trainer
▼4%

Health and Wellness
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 27%