$37,672
Avg. Salary
$18.58
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$500

Commission

$3,961

The average pay for a Personal Trainer is $18.58 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal Trainer is $37,672 per year.

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$19
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$49
90%
MEDIAN $19
$20k
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50%
$69k
90%
MEDIAN $37,672
$20,476 - $69,495
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MEDIAN: $37,672
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$10.05 - $49.48
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$0$93K
Salary $20,476 - $69,495
Bonus $199 - $10,147
Profit Sharing $500
Commission $201 - $24,817
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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$21,159 - $93,840
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,081
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $10.05 - $49.48
Hourly Tips $0.21 - $6.42
Overtime $10.03 - $44.27
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $199 - $10,147
Commission $201 - $24,817
Profit Sharing $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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$21,159 - $93,840
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,215

Job Description for Personal Trainer

Personal trainers are people who work in one-on-one situations with clients who wish to improve their physical fitness and/or athletic abilities. They may work with professional or amateur athletes to help them fine-tune their bodies, but are more often found working with non-athletes who are simply trying to get in better physical condition. Personal trainers may also individualize training procedures for each of their clients.

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Personal Trainer Tasks

  • Design individualized training programs for clients.
  • Ensure safe and effective equipment use.
  • Develop rapport with clients to maintain a consistent customer base.
  • Provide client fitness evaluations and assessments.

Personal Trainer Pay By Employer

$0$256K

YMCA
59 profiles
$36,431

LA Fitness
43 profiles
$28,614

$30,938

Planet Fitness
27 profiles
$24,997

Gold's Gym
25 profiles
$39,520

$29,120

Self-Employed
18 profiles
$88,400

Fitness Together
13 profiles
$33,280

$46,299

$33,000

Common Career Paths for Personal Trainer


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Many Personal Trainers move into a Physical Therapist role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $67K per year. Career advancement for the typical Personal Trainer often leads to becoming a Fitness Club General Manager or a Director of Fitness & Wellness; median salaries in these positions are $2K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

Personal Trainer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Personal Trainer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Pilates, Rehabilitation, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Sales and Personal Trainer also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Training are similarly competent in Health and Wellness.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Trainer

Pay by Experience for a Personal Trainer has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Trainer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 1,360 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Trainer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 427 salaries. An experienced Personal Trainer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 277 salaries. A Personal Trainer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,360

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

Home to some of the best pay for Personal Trainers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 55 percent above the national average. Personal Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), San Diego (+21 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Personal Trainers is geography, with workers in Orlando earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers in Phoenix and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent less).

Personal Trainer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Trainer?

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 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!

Personal Trainer in Northbrook:
"Become a specialist."
Train as many people as you can as quickly as you can - even if you are not paid what you feel you deserve. Build up your client list - give them so much more than they are paying for - learn as much as you can as quickly as you can - try to figure out what niche you love and become an expert at that.

Personal Trainer in Coldwater:
"Pt."
Pros: The people and results I can give them.
Cons: The early hours and scheduling conflict.

Personal Trainer in Charlotte:
"It is great."
Pros: I get to impact individuals lives.
Cons: Everything is good.

Personal Trainer in Orlando:
"Work Flexibility, Low Stress Level, Extremely Low Pay."
Pros: Gain experience. Learned how to be a personal trainer. Interacted with many types of cultures. Adjusted to various schedules. Adjusted to short workouts, 25 mins.
Cons: Low pay. No benefits. Low clientele at current location. No increase of income.

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Key Stats for Personal Trainer

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 338 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Personal Trainer Salaries

▲53%

▲41%

▲21%

National Average
$39,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Personal Trainer Salaries

Pilates
▲32%


Training Program Development
▲7%

▲4%




▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Certified Personal Trainer
▼5%

Fitness
▼22%

Corrective Exercise
▼22%

Personal Trainer
▼26%

Sales
▼37%

Customer Service
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 338 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 71%