Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for fitness coaches in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 46,419 fitness coaches currently employed in the United States.
  • 53.7% of all fitness coaches are women, while 46.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed fitness coach is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of fitness coaches is White (71.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10.6%), Black or African American (7.1%) and Unknown (5.4%).
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • 13% of all fitness coaches are LGBT.
  • Fitness coaches are 65% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Fitness Coach Statistics By Gender

53.7% of fitness coaches are women and 46.3% of fitness coaches are men.

  • Female, 53.7%
  • Male, 46.3%

Fitness Coaches By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female53.7%
Male46.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Fitness Coach

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$39,091
female-income
Female Income
$37,040

Fitness Coach Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the fitness coach position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Fitness Coach Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201039.40%60.60%
201139.38%60.62%
201241.84%58.16%
201342.90%57.10%
201441.37%58.63%
201543.89%56.11%
201642.82%57.18%
201744.16%55.84%
201847.21%52.79%
201947.54%52.46%
202042.24%57.76%
202146.27%53.73%

Fitness Coach Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, camp boss and valet have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Infant Childcare Provider3%97%
Daycare Owner4%96%
Professional Nanny5%95%
Fitness Coach46%54%
Intramural Director82%18%
Valet85%15%
Camp Boss88%12%

Fitness Coach Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among fitness coaches is White, which makes up 71.3% of all fitness coaches. Comparatively, there are 10.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 71.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.6%
  • Black or African American, 7.1%
  • Unknown, 5.4%
  • Asian, 5.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Fitness Coach Race

Fitness Coach RacePercentages
White71.3%
Hispanic or Latino10.6%
Black or African American7.1%
Unknown5.4%
Asian5.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

Fitness Coach Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among fitness coaches.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Fitness Coach Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201077.59%8.67%2.92%7.87%
201178.42%8.96%2.75%7.27%
201275.96%9.53%2.76%8.36%
201375.00%9.25%3.26%9.17%
201475.48%9.18%3.14%8.69%
201574.24%8.93%3.99%9.19%
201674.47%8.48%3.57%9.91%
201774.90%8.06%4.13%9.19%
201877.08%6.35%3.85%9.25%
201977.00%5.74%4.06%10.01%
202073.94%5.79%5.33%10.62%
202171.31%7.05%5.11%10.64%

Fitness Coach Wage Gap By Race

White fitness coaches have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american fitness coaches have the lowest average salary at $38,194.
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
$38,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$39,878
White$40,665
Black or African American$38,194
Asian$38,462
Hispanic or Latino$38,316

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Average Age of a Fitness Coach

We determined the average age of fitness coaches based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Fitness Coach Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown3135
White3339
Black or African American3137
Asian2835
Hispanic or Latino3031.5

Fitness Coach Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of fitness coach employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of fitness coaches is 40+ years old, which represents 40% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Fitness Coach Age

Fitness Coach YearsPercentages
40+ years40%
30-40 years31%
20-30 years27%

Types of Fitness Coach Degree Levels

The most common degree for fitness coaches is bachelor's degree 68% of fitness coaches earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 14% and rounding it off is master's degree with 7%.

  • Bachelors, 68%
  • Associate, 14%
  • Masters, 7%
  • High School Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Fitness Coaches By Education

Fitness Coach DegreePercentages
Bachelors68%
Associate14%
Masters7%
High School Diploma6%
Other Degrees5%

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Fitness Coach Wage Gap By Education

Fitness coaches with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $41,152 annually. With a Bachelors degree, fitness coaches earn a median annual income of $40,088 compared to $37,431 for fitness coaches with an Associate degree.
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
$38,000
$37,000
$36,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$36,379
Master's Degree$41,152
Bachelor's Degree$40,088
Some College/ Associate Degree$37,431

Fitness Coach Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where fitness coaches work. We found most fitness coaches work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most fitness coaches is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire fitness coaches.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Fitness Coach Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees6%
50 - 100 employees22%
100 - 500 employees32%
500 - 1,000 employees5%
1,000 - 10,000 employees21%
> 10,000 employees13%

The Types Of Companies Fitness Coach Work In

Employees with the fitness coach job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most fitness coaches prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Fitness Coach Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education12%
Public16%
Private65%
Government7%

Top Industries Hiring Fitness Coaches

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ fitness coaches. Those industries include health care, non profits and hospitality.

Health Care

Non Profits

Hospitality

Education

Retail

Fitness Coach Turnover And Employment Statistics

Fitness Coach Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of fitness coaches changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Fitness Coach Unemployment Rate By Year

YearFitness Coach Unemployment Rate
20109.55%
20119.85%
20129.88%
20138.42%
20147.58%
20156.77%
20165.26%
20175.55%
20182.11%
20192.25%
20207.17%
20217.89%

The Average Number of Years That Fitness Coach Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,191 fitness coaches resumes, we figured out that the average fitness coach enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 27%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Fitness Coach Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year26%
1-2 years27%
3-4 years10%
5-7 years23%
8-10 years8%
11+ years6%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Fitness Coachs with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to fitness coaches.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Before And After School Daycare Worker4.43%39,754
Servant5.80%1,162
Residential Aide6.73%74,826
Recreation Supervisor8.12%4,698
Dormitory Counselor12.72%27,180
Fitness Coach13.13%-

Fitness Coach LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Before And After School Daycare Worker4.43%39,754
Servant5.80%1,162
Residential Aide6.73%74,826
Recreation Supervisor8.12%4,698
Dormitory Counselor12.72%27,180

Foreign Languages Spoken By Fitness Coachs

The most common foreign language among fitness coaches is Spanish at 66.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 6.1% and Italian is the third-most popular at 4.3%.

  • Spanish, 66.1%
  • Portuguese, 6.1%
  • Italian, 4.3%
  • French, 3.5%
  • Swedish, 2.6%
  • Other, 17.4%

Fitness Coach Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish66.1%
Portuguese6.1%
Italian4.3%
French3.5%
Swedish2.6%
Other17.4%

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Fitness Coach Heatmaps

Where Do Fitness Coaches Earn The Most?

Fitness coaches earn the most in California, where the average fitness coach salary is $52,650. The map here shows where fitness coaches earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Fitness Coaches?

By looking through more than 3,191 resumes, we found that the most popular places for fitness coaches are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Fitness Coaches

Number Of Fitness Coach Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California999$52,650
2Texas546$44,846
3Florida473$37,654
4Illinois459$44,632
5New York381$38,473
6Arizona379$42,613
7New Jersey349$42,236
8Pennsylvania309$40,537
9Massachusetts296$48,847
10Michigan290$34,815
11Colorado284$39,843
12Ohio277$29,916
13Minnesota268$38,949
14Virginia264$44,296
15Connecticut260$45,545
16Georgia248$37,009
17North Carolina233$40,644
18Indiana227$37,691
19Iowa188$29,463
20Missouri186$31,783
21Maryland162$41,712
22Washington153$48,913
23Louisiana146$32,796
24Kansas140$35,153
25Oregon139$37,610
26Kentucky108$41,133
27Tennessee103$34,718
28Wisconsin99$36,413
29Alabama96$27,895
30Utah90$41,116
31South Carolina83$36,099
32Montana72$33,578
33New Hampshire64$45,603
34District of Columbia60$46,601
35Nevada59$44,249
36Idaho58$29,416
37Oklahoma56$35,869
38Nebraska54$29,611
39Hawaii48$50,362
40Delaware48$43,213
41New Mexico47$32,911
42Arkansas47$31,375
43Rhode Island44$46,505
44Wyoming40$39,364
45North Dakota39$42,503
46Mississippi37$39,809
47Alaska28$44,431
48West Virginia26$42,347
49South Dakota24$32,778
50Maine19$40,473
51Vermont16$41,658

Fitness Coach Demographics FAQs

How Many Fitness Coach Are There In The Us?

There are over 46,419 Fitness Coaches in the United States.

What Percentage Of Fitness Coaches Are Black?

7.1% of Fitness Coaches are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Fitness Coaches?

Most a are White, with 71.3% of Fitness Coaches belonging to this ethnicity. 10.6% of Fitness Coaches are Hispanic or Latino, 7.1% of Fitness Coaches are Black or African American, 5.4% of Fitness Coaches are Unknown, 5.1% of Fitness Coaches are Asian, and 0.5% of Fitness Coaches are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Fitness Coach Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Fitness Coach jobs are not male - dominated. 53% of Fitness Coaches are female, and 46% are male, so there are more female Fitness Coaches than male Fitness Coaches in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Fitness Coach?

The average Fitness Coach is 37 years old. 40% of Fitness Coaches are 40+ years old or older, 31% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 27% are between 20-30 years old

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