Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for fitness trainers 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 114,175 fitness trainers currently employed in the United States.
  • 40.2% of all fitness trainers are women, while 59.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed fitness trainer is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of fitness trainers is White (71.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10.6%), Black or African American (7.1%) and Unknown (5.4%).
  • Fitness trainers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • The hospitality industry is the highest-paying for fitness trainers.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $39,437, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • 13% of all fitness trainers are LGBT.
  • Connecticut is the best state for fitness trainers to live.
  • Fitness trainers are 69% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Fitness Trainer Statistics By Gender

40.2% of fitness trainers are women and 59.8% of fitness trainers are men.

  • Male, 59.8%
  • Female, 40.2%

Fitness Trainers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male59.8%
Female40.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Fitness Trainer

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$29,085
female-income
Female Income
$27,833

Fitness Trainer Gender Over Time

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

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

Fitness Trainer Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201052.94%47.06%
201152.91%47.09%
201255.45%44.55%
201356.53%43.47%
201454.97%45.03%
201557.51%42.49%
201656.44%43.56%
201757.78%42.22%
201860.74%39.26%
201961.06%38.94%
202055.86%44.14%
202159.84%40.16%

Fitness Trainer 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 Trainer60%40%
Intramural Director82%18%
Valet85%15%
Camp Boss88%12%

Fitness Trainer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among fitness trainers is White, which makes up 71.3% of all fitness trainers. 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 Trainer Race

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

Fitness Trainer 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 trainers.

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

Fitness Trainer 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 Trainer Wage Gap By Race

White fitness trainers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american fitness trainers have the lowest average salary at $28,539.
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$29,563
White$30,038
Black or African American$28,539
Asian$28,702
Hispanic or Latino$28,613

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Average Age of a Fitness Trainer

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

Male
Female

Fitness Trainer Age By Race

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

Fitness Trainer Age Breakdown

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

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Fitness Trainer Age

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

Types of Fitness Trainer Degree Levels

The most common degree for fitness trainers is bachelor's degree 59% of fitness trainers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 17% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 10%.

  • Bachelors, 59%
  • Associate, 17%
  • High School Diploma, 10%
  • Masters, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Fitness Trainers By Education

Fitness Trainer DegreePercentages
Bachelors59%
Associate17%
High School Diploma10%
Masters8%
Other Degrees6%

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Fitness Trainer Wage Gap By Education

Fitness trainers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $30,332 annually. With a Bachelors degree, fitness trainers earn a median annual income of $29,690 compared to $28,072 for fitness trainers with an Associate degree.
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$27,426
Master's Degree$30,332
Bachelor's Degree$29,690
Some College/ Associate Degree$28,072

Fitness Trainer Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Fitness Trainer Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees8%
50 - 100 employees23%
100 - 500 employees29%
500 - 1,000 employees5%
1,000 - 10,000 employees23%
> 10,000 employees13%

The Types Of Companies Fitness Trainer Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Fitness Trainer Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education14%
Public12%
Private69%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Fitness Trainers

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

Health Care

Education

Non Profits

Hospitality

Retail

Fitness Trainer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Fitness Trainer 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 trainers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Fitness Trainer Unemployment Rate By Year

YearFitness Trainer 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 Trainer Stay in a Job

By looking over 4,134 fitness trainers resumes, we figured out that the average fitness trainer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Fitness Trainer Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year23%
1-2 years32%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years6%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Fitness Trainers 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 trainers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Childcare Specialist4.43%7,010
Shine Worker5.80%20,434
Direct Care Counselor6.73%123,519
Counseling Program Leader8.12%91,176
Associate Dean Of Person12.72%31,629
Fitness Trainer13.13%-

Fitness Trainer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Childcare Specialist4.43%7,010
Shine Worker5.80%20,434
Direct Care Counselor6.73%123,519
Counseling Program Leader8.12%91,176
Associate Dean Of Person12.72%31,629

Foreign Languages Spoken By Fitness Trainers

The most common foreign language among fitness trainers is Spanish at 53.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.2% and Thai is the third-most popular at 5.6%.

  • Spanish, 53.6%
  • French, 7.2%
  • Thai, 5.6%
  • Arabic, 4.8%
  • Chinese, 4.0%
  • Other, 24.8%

Fitness Trainer Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish53.6%
French7.2%
Thai5.6%
Arabic4.8%
Chinese4.0%
Other24.8%

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Where Do Fitness Trainers Earn The Most?

Fitness trainers earn the most in Hawaii, where the average fitness trainer salary is $40,083. The map here shows where fitness trainers 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 Trainers?

By looking through more than 4,134 resumes, we found that the most popular places for fitness trainers are New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.

Number of Fitness Trainers

Number Of Fitness Trainer Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,692$39,092
2Texas1,136$28,464
3Illinois821$29,246
4Florida804$26,949
5Pennsylvania646$24,992
6Ohio598$22,585
7New York565$32,500
8New Jersey527$28,788
9Georgia524$28,414
10Virginia492$28,150
11Michigan455$24,307
12Indiana453$26,402
13North Carolina424$29,226
14Massachusetts420$33,900
15Maryland415$32,240
16Minnesota348$27,827
17Missouri336$22,334
18Washington327$32,729
19Arizona325$30,476
20Colorado309$30,427
21Tennessee298$24,939
22Connecticut292$35,377
23Louisiana284$24,127
24Wisconsin275$25,388
25Kentucky253$29,060
26Iowa233$18,849
27South Carolina208$26,877
28Kansas203$20,592
29Alabama203$20,651
30Mississippi193$29,208
31Oregon190$29,272
32Utah158$28,451
33Arkansas153$22,517
34Oklahoma136$32,006
35Nevada116$30,798
36Nebraska102$20,801
37New Mexico83$23,781
38Idaho81$20,044
39Delaware80$27,932
40Hawaii76$40,083
41Rhode Island75$31,956
42West Virginia75$29,297
43New Hampshire70$33,547
44North Dakota47$29,358
45Maine46$31,835
46Montana44$22,312
47District of Columbia40$30,738
48Alaska37$25,600
49South Dakota32$22,570
50Wyoming31$27,057
51Vermont17$32,000

Where Are Fitness Trainers In High Demand?

Fitness trainers are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 18 job openings for fitness trainers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country fitness trainers are in the most demand.

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Fitness Trainer Demographics FAQs

How Many Fitness Trainer Are There In The Us?

There are over 114,175 Fitness Trainers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Fitness Trainers Are Black?

7.1% of Fitness Trainers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Fitness Trainers?

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

Are Fitness Trainer Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Fitness Trainer jobs are male - dominated. 59% of Fitness Trainers are male, and 40% are female, so there are more male Fitness Trainers than female Fitness Trainers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Fitness Trainer?

The average Fitness Trainer is 37 years old. 40% of Fitness Trainers 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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