Fitness Specialist Salary

The average Fitness Specialist in the United States earns approximately $15.25 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Fitness Specialists who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,434 - $50,308
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$35K
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MEDIAN: $35,492
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$10.97 - $24.09
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MEDIAN: $15.11
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$0$50K
Salary $25,434 - $50,308
Bonus $2,500
Commission $256
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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$23,873 - $50,436
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.97 - $24.09
Overtime $8.97 - $25.21
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $2,500
Commission $256
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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$23,873 - $50,436
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

Job Description for Fitness Specialist

A fitness specialist is responsible for offering fitness training, advice, and motivation for their health-minded clients. This is position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and applicants must display proven knowledge in exercise sciences (available through recognized athletic organizations, workshops, and seminars). Some organizations do require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in an area such as kinesiology, exercise science, or physical education. First-aid certification is generally required, as well.

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Fitness Specialist Tasks

  • Teach individuals or groups how to properly perform exercises and use exercise equipment.
  • Monitor and chart customer's changes in fitness levels over a period of time.
  • Design custom exercise and lifestyle plans for people of different ages and abilities.

Common Career Paths for Fitness Specialist


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Fitness Specialists who advance into the role of a Fitness Club General Manager are fairly uncommon. General Managers of Fitness Clubs on average earn $42K per year. The most common next step for a Fitness Specialist is to become an Exercise Physiologist or a Director of Fitness & Wellness. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more per year.

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Fitness Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fitness Specialist?

Fitness Specialist in Minneapolis:
"Corporate Wellness."
Pros: I enjoy the creativity associated with corporate wellness and creating new health promotion programs.
Cons: It is a requirement to teach group fitness.

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Key Stats for Fitness Specialist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Fitness Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Fitness Specialist Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Personal Trainer
▼1%

Health and Wellness
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 31%