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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,150
25th Percentile Wage
$24,120
50th Percentile Wage
$38,160
75th Percentile Wage
$55,010
90th Percentile Wage
$72,980

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 $72,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,150. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 281% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,1605.24%16.88%
201536,1603.26%-
201434,9805.60%-
201333,0203.94%-
201231,720--

Table 2. Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. 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 finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $45,430. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $20,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$45,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,350
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,060
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,610
Accommodation and Food Services
$38,490
Retail Trade
$37,990
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,660
Educational Services
$36,510
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,350
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,390
Manufacturing
$32,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,340
Construction
$27,050
Wholesale Trade
$20,930

Table 3. 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 $22,160 to $57,710. The highest paying state for fitness trainers and aerobics instructors is New York with a median annual salary of $57,710. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $22,160. 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
$57,710
New Jersey
$51,260
District of Columbia
$49,670
Massachusetts
$47,390
California
$46,310
Hawaii
$44,420
Washington
$42,740
Connecticut
$42,270
Rhode Island
$42,150
Texas
$42,120
Colorado
$41,460
Arizona
$40,370
Maryland
$39,690
Alaska
$39,260
Vermont
$39,190
Georgia
$38,970
New Mexico
$38,930
Virginia
$38,880
Illinois
$37,100
Minnesota
$37,020
Alabama
$35,790
Utah
$35,600
North Carolina
$35,520
Kentucky
$35,050
Oklahoma
$35,040
Florida
$34,940
Oregon
$34,900
South Carolina
$34,760
Tennessee
$34,750
Missouri
$33,420
Maine
$33,210
Montana
$33,060
Nevada
$32,940
Delaware
$32,640
Pennsylvania
$31,990
Wyoming
$31,640
Nebraska
$30,690
New Hampshire
$29,980
Kansas
$29,930
Michigan
$29,760
Mississippi
$29,480
Indiana
$28,830
North Dakota
$28,610
Wisconsin
$28,610
Iowa
$28,420
Idaho
$28,120
Arkansas
$27,490
South Dakota
$27,380
Ohio
$24,070
Virgin Islands
$22,930
West Virginia
$22,710
Puerto Rico
$22,230
Louisiana
$22,160


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