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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,640
25th Percentile Wage
$24,970
50th Percentile Wage
$39,210
75th Percentile Wage
$56,190
90th Percentile Wage
$74,520

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 $74,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,640. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 279% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,210
2.68% 19.10%
2016
$38,160
5.24% -
2015
$36,160
3.26% -
2014
$34,980
5.60% -
2013
$33,020
3.94% -
2012
$31,720
- -

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

The average salaries of fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in 17 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 information sector with an annual salary $50,130. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $29,380).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$50,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$47,090
Finance and Insurance
$45,760
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,150
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,300
Accommodation and Food Services
$39,350
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,620
Educational Services
$38,010
Retail Trade
$37,990
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,790
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,660
Mining
$34,530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,550
Wholesale Trade
$33,360
Manufacturing
$32,340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,420
Construction
$29,380

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 $19,530 to $58,020. The highest paying state for fitness trainers and aerobics instructors is New York with a median annual salary of $58,020. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,530. 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
$58,020
Guam
$57,180
District of Columbia
$52,580
Massachusetts
$51,770
New Jersey
$50,990
Washington
$50,300
Connecticut
$50,270
California
$45,960
Georgia
$45,120
Hawaii
$44,970
Colorado
$43,790
Virginia
$41,490
Alaska
$41,400
Arizona
$40,870
Maryland
$40,650
Arkansas
$39,620
Tennessee
$39,190
Illinois
$38,730
Kansas
$38,480
Rhode Island
$38,030
New Mexico
$37,910
Maine
$37,640
Minnesota
$37,630
Nevada
$37,590
Vermont
$37,170
Oregon
$36,660
Florida
$35,900
Kentucky
$35,820
Alabama
$35,310
Texas
$35,270
Missouri
$34,730
Oklahoma
$34,400
Utah
$34,240
North Carolina
$34,200
Pennsylvania
$34,130
Wyoming
$33,150
Michigan
$32,910
South Carolina
$32,810
Delaware
$31,760
Montana
$31,430
West Virginia
$31,050
North Dakota
$30,950
Idaho
$30,830
Nebraska
$30,780
Iowa
$30,600
New Hampshire
$30,090
Indiana
$29,030
Mississippi
$27,430
South Dakota
$27,120
Wisconsin
$26,700
Ohio
$25,850
Louisiana
$24,350
Virgin Islands
$22,930
Puerto Rico
$19,530



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