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Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor Salary Information

The salary statistics of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The fitness trainers and aerobics instructors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$67,560
75th Percentile Wage
$50,920
50th Percentile Wage
$34,980
25th Percentile Wage
$22,540
10th Percentile Wage
$18,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fitness trainers and aerobics instructors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fitness trainers and aerobics instructors is $67,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,110. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 273% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $34,980 5.94%
2013 $33,020 4.10%
2012 $31,720 2.22%
2011 $31,030 -0.19%
2010 $31,090 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for fitness trainers and aerobics instructors from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 12.51%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 4.10%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 2.22% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.19%.

Table 3. Average Salary of Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Childcare Workers
$19,730
Personal Care Aides
$20,440
Recreation and Fitness Workers
$25,800
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
$34,980
Recreation Workers
$22,620
Residential Advisors
$24,340
Other Personal Care and Service Workers
$21,500

Table 4. Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for fitness trainers and aerobics instructors occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $49,890. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $31,380).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,890
Information
$49,820
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,950
Mining
$41,680
Finance and Insurance
$40,410
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,920
Accommodation and Food Services
$36,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$36,380
Construction
$36,080
Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,480
Manufacturing
$32,210
Educational Services
$32,190
Retail Trade
$32,180
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,800
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,380

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors by States

From the above tables we note that not only fitness trainers and aerobics instructors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,940 to $49,350. The highest paying state for fitness trainers and aerobics instructors is New York with a median annual salary of $49,350. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $18,940. For more salary information of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$49,350
New Jersey
$48,950
Massachusetts
$46,730
California
$46,120
Connecticut
$45,590
Virginia
$41,230
Texas
$40,740
Hawaii
$40,030
Colorado
$39,240
Oregon
$39,180
Arizona
$39,170
Utah
$37,610
Vermont
$37,310
Georgia
$37,080
District of Columbia
$36,420
New Hampshire
$34,900
Minnesota
$34,730
Washington
$34,670
Alabama
$34,560
Maryland
$34,480
Alaska
$33,090
Kentucky
$33,000
Oklahoma
$32,910
Montana
$32,820
Tennessee
$32,270
Maine
$32,170
North Carolina
$31,740
New Mexico
$31,520
South Carolina
$31,110
Michigan
$30,910
Florida
$30,700
Nebraska
$30,580
Delaware
$29,950
Idaho
$29,680
Pennsylvania
$28,820
Nevada
$28,060
Illinois
$28,000
Wisconsin
$27,540
Kansas
$27,300
Rhode Island
$27,160
Indiana
$27,130
South Dakota
$27,110
Louisiana
$25,900
North Dakota
$25,470
Mississippi
$24,390
Wyoming
$24,240
Missouri
$22,540
Iowa
$21,830
Ohio
$20,370
West Virginia
$19,700
Puerto Rico
$19,230
Arkansas
$18,940