Fitness Coach Demographics and Statistics In The US
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
Gender Pay Gap For Fitness Coach
Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Fitness Coach Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the fitness coach position over time.
Fitness Coach Gender By Year
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.
|Infant Childcare Provider||3%||97%|
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 Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||10.6%|
|Black or African American||7.1%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Fitness Coach Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Fitness Coach Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$38,194|
|Hispanic or Latino||$38,316|
Fitness Coach JOBS
Average Age of a Fitness Coach
We determined the average age of fitness coaches based on ethnicity and gender.
Fitness Coach Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||31||37|
|Hispanic or Latino||30||31.5|
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.
Fitness Coach Age
|Fitness Coach Years||Percentages|
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 Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||6%|
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Fitness Coach Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$36,379|
|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.
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
Fitness Coach Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||6%|
|50 - 100 employees||22%|
|100 - 500 employees||32%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||5%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||21%|
|> 10,000 employees||13%|
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.
Fitness Coach Jobs By Sector
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.
Fitness Coach Industry Statistics
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
|Year||Fitness Coach Unemployment Rate|
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
Fitness Coach Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||26%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Before And After School Daycare Worker||4.43%||39,754|
Fitness Coach LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Before And After School Daycare Worker||4.43%||39,754|
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
Fitness Coach Jobs
Recently Added Fitness Coach Jobs
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.
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 Coach Jobs By State
|Rank||State||Number of Jobs||Average Salary|
|34||District of Columbia||60||$46,601|