Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor Salary

The average wage for a Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor is $20.16 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$19,000 - $70,000
$19K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,500
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50%
90%

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$11.23 - $38.78
$11
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $20.16
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$19,000 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$900  
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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$23,209 - $64,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $38.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$25.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$900  
   
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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$23,209 - $64,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Job Description for Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor

Personal trainers are required to maintain exceptional knowledgeable of all aspects of fitness and health, and their major responsibility is to assist their clients in achieving fitness goals and developing a better understanding of what is required to maintain optimal health. The position of a personal trainer is flexible in that they can work within an organization, for themselves, or both. Some may also need to work in conjunction with a client's personal doctor to ensure that the client is improving and not further damaging their health. While the job is very physically demanding, it also comes with many rewards as clients achieve their fitness and health goals.

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Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 22 salaries. A Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 13 salaries.

Key Stats for Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 74%