Fitness Specialist Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Fitness Specialists in the United States typically comes in around $14.39 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.58 per hour on the low end to $20.37 on the high end. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While 27 percent report receiving no health benefits, most do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 51 percent. Most Fitness Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$20K$40K$60K
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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. Career advancement for Fitness Specialists often leads to becoming Exercise Physiologists or Wellness Directors, where they can earn $6,393 or $9,786 more per year.

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Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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National Average
$31,000
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Residency does not play a huge part in determining salary, but people in Philadelphia do earn salaries that slightly surpass 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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