Salary for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

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Also known as:  Aerobics Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Fitness Trainer, Personal Trainer, Weight Trainer, Weight Training Instructor, Yoga Instructor helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors work toward improving client health by leading, coaching and instructing participants in aerobic exercises at home or in a gym. They observe and correct client form, and help to demonstrate techniques for better results. They are able to offer exercise course at a variety of levels to accommodate participants of all abilities. Additionally, they monitor participant progress and are able to plan routines and classes that fit client abilities, needs and interests. They are excellent communicators that are able to encourage clients towards continuous improvement. An associate's degree is generally required for employment in this professional field.

A Exercise Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor can receive an average pay level of between $21,640 and $76,550 depending on levels of tenure. will most likely receive an average compensation of fourty-five thousand six hundred and fifty dollars yearly.

obtain the most salary in Connecticut, where they earn normal pay levels of just about $63,140. These employees make the highest salary in Information, where they can earn average pay scales of $55,650.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.10 percent nationwide in that time.


Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Public Administration
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Wholesale Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
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