Average Early-Career Personal Trainer Hourly Pay at Self-Employed

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Personal Trainer at Self-Employed is $35.00.
MEDIAN $35.00
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Hourly Rate
$25 - $110
Total Pay
$52,903 - $224,827

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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 Anytime Fitness, Inc., YMCA and LA Fitness. Reported salaries are highest at Crunch Fitness where the average pay is $25.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gold's Gym and YMCA, earning around $17.74 and $17.52, respectively. Planet Fitness pays the lowest at around $12.20. LA Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.51 and $15.35, respectively.

Career Paths

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Personal Trainer
Physical Therapist (PT)
Physical Therapist Assistant
Fitness Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Trainer

A mid-career Personal Trainer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $30.52 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Personal Trainer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.00 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17 survey responses.
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