Entry-Level Personal Trainer Salary
The average Entry-Level Personal Trainer earns approximately $16.27 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. One-fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly a sixth collect dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level Personal Trainers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Entry-Level Personal Trainers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Many Entry-Level Personal Trainers can be found at LA Fitness, YMCA, Anytime Fitness, Inc., 24 Hour Fitness Inc., and Planet Fitness, firms that are at the top of the field. Entry-Level Personal Trainers flock to Gold's Gym for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $43K lead the pack in compensation; however, Gold's Gym also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $31K at one end to $61K at the other end. Other employers shelling out big bucks include YMCA, Lifetime Fitness Corporation, and 24 Hour Fitness Inc., where Entry-Level Personal Trainers typically earn around $37K, $36K, or $34K, respectively.
Planet Fitness offers the least pay with a median salary of $26K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $34K. Other low-paying employers include LA Fitness at $30K and Fitness Together at $30K, though some Entry-Level Personal Trainers there earn up to $41K.
Pay Difference by Location
New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Personal Trainers, 50 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Personal Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+40 percent), Dallas (+28 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), and Chicago (+23 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (9 percent lower) and Denver (8 percent lower).