A Fitness Trainer earns an average wage of $15.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$12,438 - $96,958
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MEDIAN: $30,506
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$9.74 - $51.35
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$12,438 - $96,958  
   
Bonus
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$20,340 - $103,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $51.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$12.50  
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,250  
   
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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$20,340 - $103,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Fitness Trainer

Fitness trainers provide instruction and guidance to clients in fitness centers, gyms and other facilities focused on health and wellness. These trainers spend their workdays meeting with clients and providing training on the gym floor. Fitness trainers meet with clients before beginning training programs to assess their current level of fitness and goals (for example, weight loss or building muscle). They keep records of clients' progress by taking regular measurements such as weight and body-fat percentage, as well as observing clients and talking with them. This job is often performed one on one, although some fitness trainers may choose to train small groups if he or she has a small number of clients with a common goal.

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Fitness Trainer Tasks

  • Plan and lead sessions of fitness classes, teaching participants how to properly perform exercises and use equipment.
  • Make sure equipment is working properly and facilities are clean.
  • Ensure a safe class environment, informing participants of safety rules and monitoring participants throughout the class.
  • Help participants tailor the class workout to their individual abilities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fitness Trainer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Fitness Trainer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Fitness Trainer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 55%

Mid-Career
up arrow 51%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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