Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for fitness instructors 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 92,610 fitness instructors currently employed in the United States.
- 67.8% of all fitness instructors are women, while 32.2% are men.
- The average age of an employed fitness instructor is 37 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of fitness instructors is White (77.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10.0%), Black or African American (5.7%) and Asian (4.1%).
- In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
- 10% of all fitness instructors are LGBT.
- Fitness instructors are 47% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.
Fitness Instructor Statistics By Gender
67.8% of fitness instructors are women and 32.2% of fitness instructors are men.
- Female, 67.8%
- Male, 32.2%
Fitness Instructors By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Fitness Instructor
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Fitness Instructor 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 Instructor Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among fitness instructors is White, which makes up 77.0% of all fitness instructors. Comparatively, there are 10.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 77.0%
- Hispanic or Latino, 10.0%
- Black or African American, 5.7%
- Asian, 4.1%
- Unknown, 2.5%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%
Fitness Instructor Race
|Fitness Instructor Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||10.0%|
|Black or African American||5.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7%|
Fitness Instructor Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$45,924|
|Hispanic or Latino||$45,891|
Fitness Instructor JOBS
Average Age of a Fitness Instructor
We determined the average age of fitness instructors based on ethnicity and gender.
Fitness Instructor Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||34.5||31|
|Hispanic or Latino||30||34.5|
Fitness Instructor Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of fitness instructor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of fitness instructors is 40+ years old, which represents 40% of the population.
Fitness Instructor Age
|Fitness Instructor Years||Percentages|
Types of Fitness Instructor Degree Levels
The most common degree for fitness instructors is bachelor's degree 64% of fitness instructors earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 15% and rounding it off is master's degree with 8%.
- Bachelors, 64%
- Associate, 15%
- Masters, 8%
- High School Diploma, 7%
- Other Degrees, 6%
Fitness Instructors By Education
|Fitness Instructor Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||7%|
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Fitness Instructor Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$40,076|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$42,230|
Fitness Instructor Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where fitness instructors work. We found most fitness instructors work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most fitness instructors is the health care industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire fitness instructors.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Fitness Instructor Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||7%|
|50 - 100 employees||6%|
|100 - 500 employees||20%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||15%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||44%|
|> 10,000 employees||8%|
The Types Of Companies Fitness Instructor Work In
Employees with the fitness instructor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most fitness instructors prefer to work at private companies over education companies.
Fitness Instructor Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Fitness Instructors
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ fitness instructors. Those industries include health care, non profits and government.
Fitness Instructor Turnover And Employment Statistics
The Average Number of Years That Fitness Instructor Stay in a Job
By looking over 10,990 fitness instructors resumes, we figured out that the average fitness instructor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 27%.
Less than one year
Fitness Instructor Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||19%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Fitness Instructors 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 instructors.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Personal Care Worker||6.19%||129,522|
|Therapeutic Recreation Assistant||8.62%||3,873|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Fitness Instructors
The most common foreign language among fitness instructors is Spanish at 55.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.0% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 4.1%.
- Spanish, 55.5%
- French, 10.0%
- Portuguese, 4.1%
- Russian, 3.9%
- German, 3.7%
- Other, 22.8%
Fitness Instructor Languages Spoken