Entry-Level Personal Trainer Salary

Entry-Level Personal Trainers take home approximately $16.44 per hour on average. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Entry-Level Personal Trainers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and a little less than a fifth earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,896 - $61,765
$20K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,264
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$9.83 - $35.75
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MEDIAN: $16.54
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$0$72K
Salary $19,896 - $61,765
Bonus $253.42 - $9,933
Profit Sharing $12,000
Commission $98.26 - $27,000
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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$20,630 - $72,707
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 402
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $9.83 - $35.75
Hourly Tips $0.22 - $5.12
Overtime $8.21 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $253.42 - $9,933
Commission $98.26 - $27,000
Profit Sharing $12,000
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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$20,630 - $72,707
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 863

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Personal Trainer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Trainer


YMCA, LA Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Inc., 24 Hour Fitness Inc., and Gold's Gym are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Personal Trainers. Crunch Fitness leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $52K. Gold's Gym, YMCA, and Lifetime Fitness Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Personal Trainers earning around $43K, $36K, or $36K at each firm, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include In-Shape Health Clubs, Inc. at $27K and LA Fitness at $28K, though some Entry-Level Personal Trainers there earn up to $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,173

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Personal Trainers, 52 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Personal Trainers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+39 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Philadelphia and 14 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Personal Trainer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Personal Trainer in Orange:
"Is growth within the company an option?"
Learn as much as you can and find out how to communicate to each client and be sincere. Be open to coaching, and if your employer promises you a raise be sure to get it in writing.

Personal Trainer in Overland Park:
"Be smart."
Never stop learning and don't hurt your clients.

Personal Trainer in Kohler:
"Hard work pays off."
Equipment and space will be limited. Supervisors may not use your insight and experiences.

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 Libertyville:
"Study up."
Knowledge is key to this business. Not just in fitness but in nutrition and client management. Always be learning and making yourself better.

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!

Key Stats for Personal Trainer

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Personal Trainer Salaries



▲3%



National Average
$36,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 70%
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