Average Personal Trainer with Health and Wellness Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Personal Trainer with Health and Wellness skills is $19.63.
MEDIAN $19.63
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $52
$200 - $10,174
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,750
$97 - $36,492
Total Pay
$23,306 - $103,770

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Job Description for Personal Trainer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Personal Trainer are from the companies YMCA, Anytime Fitness, Inc. and LA Fitness. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $48.80. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gold's Gym and YMCA, earning around $17.92 and $17.69, respectively. Planet Fitness pays the lowest at around $12.22. LA Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.00 and $13.48, respectively.

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Personal Trainer
Physical Therapist (PT)
Fitness Manager
Physical Therapist Assistant
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Personal Trainer

Skills in Weight Loss/Weight Management, Nutrition, Rehabilitation and Sports Nutrition are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Trainer

An entry-level Personal Trainer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.30 based on 81 salaries. An early career Personal Trainer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.95 based on 560 salaries. A mid-career Personal Trainer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.39 based on 210 salaries. An experienced Personal Trainer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.10 based on 171 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48.
Employees with Personal Trainer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 205.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (75.2% more) and San Diego, California (51.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (23.6% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.9% less).

Years of Experience

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