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Fitness Manager Demographics in the US

The average employee age for fitness managers is 46 years. The fitness manager workforce reached a whopping 21,116 in 2020!

Among fitness managers, we discovered that 33.4% of them are women, while 63.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among fitness managers is White, which makes up 70.8% of all fitness managers. Comparatively, there are 11.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.5% of the Asian ethnicity.

Fitness Manager Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 21,116 fitness managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 33.4% of all fitness managers are women, while only 63.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed fitness manager is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of fitness managers is White (70.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11.7%) and Asian (7.5%).
  • The majority of fitness managers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Fitness managers are most in-demand in San Jose, CA.
  • Fitness managers are paid an average annual salary of $59,351.
  • Greenwich, CT pays an annual average wage of $71,468, the highest in the US.
  • Fitness managers average starting salary is $36,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid fitness managers earn as much as $97,000 or more.
  • Washington is the best state for fitness managers to live.
  • Fitness managers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Fitness Manager Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among fitness managers is White, which makes up 70.8% of all fitness managers. Comparatively, there are 11.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.5% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 70.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.6%
  • Asian, 7.5%
  • Black or African American, 7.4%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Fitness Managers

The chart below shows that 65.3% of fitness managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 5.3% and Russian is the third-most popular at 4.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 65.3%
  • Portuguese, 5.3%
  • Russian, 4.0%
  • Mandarin, 4.0%
  • Arabic, 4.0%
  • Other, 17.4%

Types of Fitness Manager Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for fitness managers. The most common degree for fitness managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 60% of fitness managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 12% and rounding it off is master's degree with 8%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 60%
  • Associate degree, 12%
  • Masters degree, 8%
  • High School Diploma degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 16%

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Fitness Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ fitness managers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most fitness managers is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Fitness Manager Work In

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

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Top Industries Hiring Fitness Managers

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

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Health Care


Fortune 500

Non Profits

Fitness Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as fitness managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for fitness managers were.

Fitness Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among fitness managers.

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

Fitness Manager Gender Over Time

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


Fitness Manager 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 managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Fitness Manager Based On Race And Gender

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


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

By looking over 2,790 fitness managers resumes, we figured out that the average fitness manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Fitness Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of fitness manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of fitness managers is 40+ years old, which represents 70% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Fitness Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Early Childhood Services Coordinator11%86%
Community Health Nursing Director12%86%
Parent Educator12%83%
Fitness Manager63%33%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Fitness Manager
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Fitness Managers 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 managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Vice President Of Research And Development15.08%
Property Preservation Specialist15.36%
Fitness Manager18.58%
Night Auditor And Night Manager21.82%
Chief Medical Officer28.57%
Youth Program Manager29.21%

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Fitness Manager Gender Pay Gap

Male Income
Female Income

Fitness Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Fitness Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$38,186
Some College/ Associate Degree$39,902
Bachelor's Degree$45,302
Master's Degree$49,904
Doctorate Degree$53,535

Fitness Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Fitness Manager Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a fitness manager can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of fitness managers is $89,380. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Fitness Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where fitness managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Fitness Managers Located?

By looking through more than 2,790 resumes, we found that the most popular places for fitness managers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Fitness Managers