$36,932
Avg. Salary
$15.39
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,400

Bonus

$500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Fitness Specialist is $15.39 per hour.

The average pay for a Fitness Specialist is $36,932 per year.

10%
$11.44
10%
$15.39
50%
$28.85
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.39
10%
$29k
10%
$37k
50%
$54k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $36,932
$29,139 - $53,670
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$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,932
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$11.44 - $28.85
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$0$54K
Salary $29,139 - $53,670
Bonus $1,400
Commission $500
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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$24,440 - $54,067
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 61
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.44 - $28.85
Overtime $8.97 - $34.90
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $1,400
Commission $500
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).
)
$24,440 - $54,067
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 157

Job Description

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


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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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Job Reviews

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

Fitness Specialist in Studio City:
"Studio City, A Great Place to Work."
Pros: the location is very simple and mellow and aesthetically beautiful
Cons: nothing

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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Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

How Skills Affect Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Personal Trainer
▼4%

Health and Wellness
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 34%