Entry-Level Personal Trainer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Personal Trainers lies in the neighborhood of $16.42 per hour. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Entry-Level Personal Trainers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Just under a third enjoy medical while a little less than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about an eighth. The majority of Entry-Level Personal Trainers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$19,673 - $62,019
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$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $35,530
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$9.82 - $34.85
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$0$71K
Salary $19,673 - $62,019
Bonus $202.73 - $10,101
Profit Sharing $12,000
Commission $481.77 - $25,935
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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$20,537 - $71,791
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 433
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $9.82 - $34.85
Hourly Tips $0.48 - $6.62
Overtime $11.63 - $46.25
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $202.73 - $10,101
Commission $481.77 - $25,935
Profit Sharing $12,000
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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$20,537 - $71,791
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 876

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Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Trainer


YMCA, LA Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Inc., 24 Hour Fitness Inc., and Gold's Gym are all popular places to work. Crunch Fitness offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $52K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Gold's Gym at $43K, YMCA at $36K, and Lifetime Fitness Corporation, where Entry-Level Personal Trainers annually earn $36K.

Other low-paying employers include In-Shape Health Clubs, Inc. at $27K and LA Fitness at $28K, though some Entry-Level Personal Trainers there earn up to $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,830

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Personal Trainers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Personal Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+40 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Philadelphia and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

Personal Trainer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Personal Trainer in Orange:
"Is growth within the company an option?"
Learn as much as you can and find out how to communicate to each client and be sincere. Be open to coaching, and if your employer promises you a raise be sure to get it in writing.

Personal Trainer in Overland Park:
"Be smart."
Never stop learning and don't hurt your clients.

Personal Trainer in Kohler:
"Hard work pays off."
Equipment and space will be limited. Supervisors may not use your insight and experiences.

Personal Trainer in Libertyville:
"Patience and adaptability."
Patience is the key to forming a client base. People will come to you if you are friendly and openminded. You also need to be ready to work with different types of people and learn that not every client has the same personalities, needs, and skill. If you want to work hard this job will pay off with appreciation coming from your clients. You have the ability to change someones life!

Personal Trainer in Libertyville:
"Study up."
Knowledge is key to this business. Not just in fitness but in nutrition and client management. Always be learning and making yourself better.

Personal Trainer in Metairie:
"Do your research on salaries and benefits."
Be sure to do research on job salaries and benefits before deciding on a being a personal trainer.

Personal Trainer in Valrico:
"Be flexible."
Go with the flow and get paid up front for services!

Key Stats for Personal Trainer

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Personal Trainer Salaries


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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 70%
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