How Much Does A Fitness Trainer Make?

Fitness trainers help people lose weight and get back in the best physical shape of their lives. Whether they are working with other healthcare professionals or not in helping a client get back in shape, the role of fitness trainers is to provide clients with an exercise and diet plan to follow so they can achieve their fitness and health goals.

As an occupation, fitness trainers have very positive employment prospects in the next few years. In addition to doing the work they love and staying fit and healthy at the same time, fitness trainers also receive decent living wages.

Average Fitness Trainer Annual Salary

$42,780

The average annual salary for fitness trainers is $42,780 a year. Salaries start at $19,150 a year and go up to $72,980 a year.

Average Fitness Trainer Hourly Wage

$20.57

The average hourly wage for a fitness trainer is $20.57. Hourly wages were between $9.21 and $35.09 an hour.

Stats were based out of 257,410 employed fitness trainers in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Fitness Trainer

$72,980/year $35.09/hour

(Top 10% of Fitness Trainers)


Senior Fitness Trainer

$55,010/year $26.45/hour

(Top 25% of Fitness Trainers)


Mid Level Fitness Trainer

$38,160/year $18.34/hour

(Median)


Junior Fitness Trainer

$24,120/year $11.60/hour

(Bottom 25% of Fitness Trainers)


Entry Level Fitness Trainer

$19,150/year $9.21/hour

(Bottom 10% of Fitness Trainers)


Fitness Trainer Average Salary Comparison

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
$42k / year
$20 / hour
Recreation Workers
$27k / year
$13 / hour
Residential Advisors
$27k / year
$13 / hour
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
$27k / year
$13 / hour
Childcare Workers
$22k / year
$11 / hour
Personal Care Aides
$22k / year
$10 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For Fitness Trainers

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Fitness Trainers

Fitness Trainer Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 New York $29.64 $61,660
#2 District of Columbia $27.75 $57,720
#3 Massachusetts $25.47 $52,980
#4 New Jersey $25.44 $52,920
#5 Guam $24.92 $51,830
#6 California $24.16 $50,260
#7 Maryland $22.99 $47,810
#8 Washington $22.88 $47,600
#9 Hawaii $22.59 $46,990
#10 Colorado $21.18 $44,060
#11 Illinois $21.13 $43,960
#12 Rhode Island $21.08 $43,840
#13 Connecticut $21.04 $43,750
#14 Texas $20.57 $42,790
#15 New Mexico $19.64 $40,860
#16 Alaska $19.59 $40,750
#17 Georgia $19.53 $40,630
#18 Arizona $19.15 $39,830
#19 Virginia $19.15 $39,820
#20 Vermont $19.14 $39,810
#21 Minnesota $19.12 $39,760
#22 Utah $18.72 $38,940
#23 Maine $18.62 $38,720
#24 Oregon $18.62 $38,730
#25 Florida $18.37 $38,200
#26 Missouri $18.17 $37,800
#27 Nevada $17.71 $36,840
#28 Tennessee $17.64 $36,690
#29 North Carolina $17.50 $36,400
#30 Kentucky $17.41 $36,220
#31 Delaware $17.30 $35,990
#32 Oklahoma $17.23 $35,840
#33 Pennsylvania $17.00 $35,350
#34 Nebraska $16.96 $35,280
#35 Montana $16.68 $34,690
#36 Alabama $16.67 $34,660
#37 Kansas $16.63 $34,590
#38 South Carolina $16.53 $34,390
#39 New Hampshire $16.47 $34,250
#40 Mississippi $16.38 $34,080
#41 Michigan $15.98 $33,230
#42 Wisconsin $15.85 $32,960
#43 Indiana $15.65 $32,560
#44 Wyoming $15.51 $32,250
#45 Arkansas $15.31 $31,840
#46 Idaho $14.74 $30,660
#47 Iowa $14.67 $30,520
#48 South Dakota $14.47 $30,090
#49 North Dakota $14.42 $29,990
#50 Ohio $14.28 $29,710
#51 West Virginia $13.26 $27,570
#52 Louisiana $12.92 $26,870

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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