Personal Fitness Trainer Salary

A Personal Fitness Trainer earns an average wage of $19.87 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.

$15,932 - $59,598
(Median)
$16K
$36K
$60K
MEDIAN: $35,601
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$9.13 - $61.82
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$62
MEDIAN: $19.00
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Salary
$15,932 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
Total Pay (?
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$18,968 - $121,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $61.82  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
   
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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$18,968 - $121,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Personal Fitness Trainer

A personal fitness trainer may work at a number of different facilities, but primarily in fitness centers and gyms. Personal trainers spend their work days meeting with clients and providing fitness training on the gym floor. It is this person's responsibility to keep track of a customer's progress by taking measurements using tools provided by the facility. Therefore, it is important that personal fitness trainers have basic computer skills and technical knowledge in order to process the client database and keep it updated.

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Personal Fitness Trainer Tasks

  • Develop rapport with clients to maintain a consistent customer base.
  • Provide client fitness evaluations and assessments.
  • Design individualized training programs for clients.
  • Ensure safe and effective equipment use.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Fitness Trainer

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

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Experience Affects Personal Fitness Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 108%

Experienced
up arrow 70%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 78%