The average wage for a Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor is $20.38 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.

$18,548 - $77,566
$19K
$44K
$78K
MEDIAN: $44,132
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$11.69 - $39.59
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MEDIAN: $20.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$18,548 - $77,566  
   
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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$23,612 - $79,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $39.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$25.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$23,612 - $79,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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

  • 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 or Aerobics Instructor

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

Key Stats for Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Fitness Trainer or Aerobics Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 74%
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