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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Fitness Trainer Salary

$40,330 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$19.39 hourly

Entry level Salary
$21,000 yearly
$21,000
10 %
$40,330
Median
$75,000
90 %

How much does a Fitness Trainer make?

Fitness trainers make $40,330 per year on average, or $19.39 per hour, in the United States. Fitness trainers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000.

Location impacts how much a fitness trainer can expect to make. Fitness trainers make the most in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

Highest Paying States For Fitness Trainers

The darker areas on the map show where fitness trainers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Fitness Trainer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Connecticut$53,046$25.50292
2Delaware$53,041$25.5080
3Rhode Island$50,792$24.4275
4Maryland$51,408$24.72415
5Nevada$43,813$21.06116
6California$48,977$23.551,692
7New Jersey$47,066$22.63527
8Massachusetts$52,722$25.35420
9New York$54,192$26.05565
10Utah$42,841$20.60158
11Mississippi$38,818$18.66193
12New Hampshire$49,643$23.8770
13North Carolina$46,305$22.26424
14North Dakota$41,183$19.8047
15Kentucky$38,794$18.65253
16West Virginia$42,953$20.6575
17Virginia$44,941$21.61492
18Maine$47,200$22.6946
19Oklahoma$41,424$19.92136
20Oregon$42,407$20.39190
21Georgia$40,702$19.57524
22Vermont$47,322$22.7517
23Washington$41,761$20.08327
24Arizona$38,272$18.40325
25Hawaii$38,892$18.7076
26Idaho$39,788$19.1381
27Pennsylvania$39,502$18.99646
28Tennessee$36,968$17.77298
29Illinois$36,218$17.41821
30Indiana$34,395$16.54453
31Colorado$38,285$18.41309
32Texas$36,327$17.461,136
33District of Columbia$46,758$22.4840
34Wyoming$35,647$17.1431
35Michigan$34,250$16.47455
36Louisiana$33,847$16.27284
37Wisconsin$35,841$17.23275
38South Carolina$36,035$17.32208
39Minnesota$34,366$16.52348
40Alaska$35,724$17.1837
41Ohio$31,965$15.37598
42Florida$34,809$16.74804
43Arkansas$32,056$15.41153
44Nebraska$34,078$16.38102
45Iowa$30,339$14.59233
46Alabama$32,831$15.78203
47Kansas$28,985$13.94203
48New Mexico$34,601$16.6483
49Missouri$25,220$12.13336
50Montana$32,467$15.6144
51South Dakota$31,057$14.9332

Highest Paying Cities For Fitness Trainers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1New York, NY$54,864$26.38
2Brockton, MA$53,605$25.77
3San Francisco, CA$52,009$25.00
4Baltimore, MD$51,831$24.92
5Raleigh, NC$47,754$22.96
6Reno, NV$46,127$22.18
7Virginia Beach, VA$46,105$22.17
8Salt Lake City, UT$42,616$20.49
9Kent, WA$42,253$20.31
10Oklahoma City, OK$41,614$20.01
11Allentown, PA$40,032$19.25
12Clinton, MS$38,886$18.70
13Colorado Springs, CO$38,805$18.66
14Phoenix, AZ$38,367$18.45
15El Paso, TX$36,912$17.75

Fitness Trainer Salary Details

Fitness Trainer Salary

What is a Fitness Trainer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$75,000$6,250$36
75th Percentile$55,000$4,583$26
Average$40,330$3,361$19
25th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
10th Percentile$21,000$1,750$10

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Group Exercise Instructor$37,804$3,150$18.1833,704
Yoga Instructor$48,830$4,069$23.4825,406
Strength And Conditioning Internship$31,108$2,592$14.9650,805
Life Skills Instructor$30,797$2,566$14.8164,039
Yoga Teacher$60,367$5,031$29.0252,681
Certified Personal Trainer$44,143$3,679$21.2265,615

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Equinox Jobs (11)
  2. 9Round Jobs (69)
  3. Gold's Gym Jobs (64)
  4. VASA Fitness Jobs (27)
  5. TITLE Boxing Club Jobs (11)

Which Companies Pay Fitness Trainers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Uline and U.S. Physical Therapy are the highest paying companies for fitness trainers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Uline$59,323$28.5271
2U.S. Physical Therapy$48,331$23.2430
3IAP Worldwide Services$43,392$20.863
4EXOS$41,949$20.17128
5AVAC$41,482$19.941
6VASA Fitness$40,330$19.39
7Compel Fitness$40,330$19.39
89Round$40,330$19.39
9Xponential Fitness$40,330$19.39
10TITLE Boxing Club$40,330$19.39
11F45 Training$40,330$19.39
12Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey$40,330$19.39
13Rumble$40,330$19.39
14Orangetheory Fitness$40,330$19.39
15THE MAX Challenge$40,330$19.39
16The Aspen Club$39,981$19.22
17THE GYM$39,353$18.922
18Jewish Community Center of San Francisco$37,643$18.10
19The Center for Health Care Services$34,411$16.544
20Marriott International$34,264$16.4733

How Much Do Fitness Trainers Make In Different Industries?

Fitness trainer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the health care, retail, and education industries tend to offer much higher salaries for fitness trainers. For example, fitness trainers make a whopping average salary of $37,374 while working in the health care industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $35,762 in the retail industry and $35,672 in the education industry.

Fitness trainers may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $35,652.

Highest Paying Industries For Fitness Trainers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Health Care$37,374$17.97
2Retail$35,762$17.19
3Education$35,672$17.15
4Hospitality$35,652$17.14

High Paying Fitness Trainer Jobs

Fitness Trainer Salary Trends

Average Fitness Trainer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Fitness Trainer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$40,300$19.39+0.3%
    2021$40,200$19.33+1.4%
    2020$39,600$19.06+1.5%
    2019$39,000$18.77+2.7%
    2018$38,000$18.26+5.2%

    Recently Added Fitness Trainer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Planet Fitness Inc.Fitness TrainerWheat Ridge, CO05/26/2022$31,305
    Planet Fitness Inc.Fitness TrainerLittle Rock, AR05/25/2022$18,783
    Planet Fitness Inc.Fitness TrainerKansas City, MO05/25/2022$18,783
    Planet Fitness Inc.Fitness TrainerWashington, PA05/24/2022$18,783
    Planet Fitness Inc.Fitness TrainerGulfport, MS05/24/2022$18,783
    Planet Fitness Inc.Fitness TrainerEnid, OK05/24/2022$18,783
    Planet Fitness Inc.Fitness TrainerBoise, ID05/24/2022$27,131
    Planet Fitness Inc.Fitness Trainer/Willing To Train A Passionate CandidateWoodinville, WA05/24/2022$35,479
    Massage EnvyFitness Trainer-Highlands Ranch Town CenterDenver, CO05/21/2022$35,000
    Stretchlab-Park RidgeKinesiology Fitness TrainerBarrington, IL05/20/2022$31,305

    Fitness Trainer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Fitness Trainers the most?

    New York pays Fitness Trainers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $54,192 per year, or $26.05 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Fitness Trainer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Fitness Trainer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Connecticut you should be paid close to $53,046 per year.

    What type of Fitness Trainer gets paid the most?

    Personal Fitness Trainer gets paid the most. Personal Fitness Trainer made a median salary of $76,084. The best-paid 10 percent make $99,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $58,000.

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