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How Much Does a Personal Trainer Earn In The United States?

Personal Trainer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$23,000
$38,000
$63,000
The average personal trainer makes about $38,796 per year. That's $18.65 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $23,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $63,000. Many of personal trainers seem to be drawn to hospitality and education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case personal trainers tend to work at hospitality, non profits, and health care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Massachusetts, Vermont and California pay personal trainers the highest salaries.
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Where Personal Trainers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Personal Trainers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a personal trainer is roughly $38,796 per year, which boils down to $18.65 per hour. Interestingly enough, personal trainers have the highest salaries in Boston, MA at about $51,105 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Boston, MA is $31,000. Additionally, personal trainers make more than the average salary in San Francisco, CA, White Plains, NY, Fort Lee, NJ, Stamford, CT, and Chicago, IL. On a more broad level, personal trainer salaries are highest in Massachusetts, Vermont, California, New York, New Jersey, Maine, and Rhode Island. On the contrary, Minnesota, Indiana, and Wisconsin offer the lowest personal trainer salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Boston, MA

Salary Range39k - 66k$51k$51,105

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range38k - 64k$50k$49,601

White Plains, NY

Salary Range36k - 61k$47k$47,226

Fort Lee, NJ

Salary Range35k - 60k$46k$46,332

Stamford, CT

Salary Range32k - 55k$43k$42,555

Chicago, IL

Salary Range32k - 55k$42k$42,319

Parkville, MD

Salary Range32k - 54k$42k$42,073

Keizer, OR

Salary Range32k - 52k$41k$41,303

Vancouver, WA

Salary Range32k - 51k$41k$40,710

Alexandria, VA

Salary Range31k - 52k$40k$40,283
$27k
$66k

High Paying Personal Trainer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Personal Trainers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a personal trainer, being employed by a company such as BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina or EXOS would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like ClubCorp Holdings and Oregon Health & Science University also report highly competitive salaries for personal trainers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Salary Range45k - 58k$52k$51,968
EXOS
Salary Range34k - 51k$42k$42,196
ClubCorp Holdings
Salary Range34k - 49k$41k$41,384
Oregon Health & Science University
Salary Range36k - 46k$41k$40,911
YMCA of Southern Arizona
Salary Range34k - 47k$41k$40,664
Univ Of Colorado-Colorado Spgs
Salary Range33k - 48k$41k$40,662
Anytime Fitness
Salary Range32k - 49k$40k$40,425
Mercy Medical Center Clinton
Salary Range32k - 49k$40k$40,193
Gannon University
Salary Range35k - 45k$40k$40,192
Simplicity Manufacturing
Salary Range32k - 49k$40k$40,149
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$58k

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    How Much Do Personal Trainers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a personal trainer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for personal trainers tend to be found in hospitality, non profits, and health care companies. In fact, personal trainers can make a yearly salary of $39,107 while working for hospitality companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Hospitality

    Salary Range32k - 47k$39k$39,107

    Non Profits

    Salary Range30k - 43k$36k$36,000

    Health Care

    Salary Range25k - 36k$31k$30,635

    Retail

    Salary Range24k - 32k$28k$28,196
    $24k
    $47k

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