Average Fitness Director Salary

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The average salary for a Fitness Director is $45,659.
MEDIAN $45,659
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$27k - $71k
$275 - $14k
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$1k - $10k
$2k - $34k
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$28k - $72k

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Job Description for Fitness Director

Fitness Director Tasks
  • Develop, control and evaluate the fitness area budget, statistics, schedules and programs as well as purchase equipment.
  • Assist with facility management and supervision duties.
  • Ensure quality member service by identifying the needs and wants of members and participants as priority and respond to their concerns.
  • Teach fitness classes and substitute for absent instructors.
  • Recruit, supervise and train group fitness instructors, including volunteers, and conduct class observations.

Job Satisfaction for Fitness Director

3.9 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

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Career Paths

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Fitness Director
Wellness Director
Director, Fitness & Wellness
Training Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Fitness Director

Skills in People Management, Training Program Development, Health and Wellness and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Fitness Director

An entry-level Fitness Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,500 based on 6 salaries. An early career Fitness Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,360 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Fitness Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,126 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Fitness Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,078 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $56,825.
Employees with Fitness Director in their job title in Rochester, Minnesota earn an average of 36.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (36.4% more) and Houston, Texas (25.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Richmond, Virginia (12.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.4% less).

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