Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor is $19.79 per hour.
Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor Salary (?
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$18,383 - $49,377
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49K
MEDIAN: $30,201
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Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor Salary (?
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$9.62 - $36.18
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$18,383 - $49,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$19,905 - $74,123  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $36.18  
   
Overtime
$4.83 - $35.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
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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$19,905 - $74,123  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Job Description for Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor

A fitness trainer or aerobics instructor is typically either self-employed or works for a gym or private studio facility. Fitness trainers are responsible for both the health and well-being of their clients, as well as the equipment and the cleanliness of the workout facility. Daily activities may involve the planning and leadership of fitness sessions or classes, instructing individual clients on how to properly perform exercises and best utilize equipment, as well as help clients to tailor a workout routine to incorporate their individual abilities and best suit his or her skills. Additionally, a fitness trainer must also ensure a safe class environment by informing participants of necessary safety rules and monitoring participants throughout the class. As such, the trainer must constantly be at a state of peak physical and mental ability. They must be prepared to teach either classes or individual students, often with minimal breaks in between.
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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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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 78%
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