Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Excludes teachers classified in 25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations. Excludes "Coaches and Scouts" (27-2022) and "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
237,760 1.4 % $19.70 $40,970 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.98 $11.19 $17.39 $25.45 $33.74
Annual Wage (2) $18,690 $23,280 $36,160 $52,940 $70,180


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 159,750 13.46 $20.36 $42,350
Civic and Social Organizations 31,200 8.06 $17.05 $35,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,840 0.20 $17.86 $37,140
Other Schools and Instruction 10,090 2.58 $20.52 $42,690
Other Personal Services 4,310 1.44 $17.39 $36,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 159,750 13.46 $20.36 $42,350
Civic and Social Organizations 31,200 8.06 $17.05 $35,470
Other Schools and Instruction 10,090 2.58 $20.52 $42,690
Other Personal Services 4,310 1.44 $17.39 $36,180
Spectator Sports 360 0.26 $14.97 $31,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $28.71 $59,730
Lessors of Real Estate (8) (8) $27.18 $56,540
Activities Related to Real Estate 250 0.04 $24.79 $51,550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 30 0.01 $24.27 $50,480
Individual and Family Services 1,690 0.11 $23.84 $49,590


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 27,540 1.78 1.03 $23.82 $49,540
New York 15,970 1.78 1.03 $28.76 $59,830
Illinois 13,530 2.31 1.34 $18.93 $39,370
Texas 12,680 1.10 0.64 $20.65 $42,960
Florida 11,660 1.47 0.85 $17.54 $36,490



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 9,190 2.70 1.57 $21.06 $43,800
Colorado 6,470 2.64 1.53 $20.19 $42,000
Oregon 4,520 2.61 1.51 $20.54 $42,730
New Hampshire 1,640 2.58 1.50 $17.20 $35,770
Virginia 9,460 2.57 1.49 $19.37 $40,290



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 15,970 1.78 1.03 $28.76 $59,830
New Jersey 9,670 2.48 1.44 $24.58 $51,130
California 27,540 1.78 1.03 $23.82 $49,540
Connecticut 3,860 2.32 1.35 $22.99 $47,820
District of Columbia 1,170 1.73 1.00 $22.37 $46,520




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,330 2.21 1.28 $31.65 $65,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,970 2.51 1.46 $19.70 $40,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,230 1.52 0.88 $24.50 $50,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,950 2.46 1.43 $22.18 $46,130
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,020 2.85 1.65 $21.33 $44,370
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,350 2.83 1.64 $22.17 $46,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,240 2.26 1.31 $19.11 $39,740
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,090 2.98 1.73 $19.85 $41,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,910 1.33 0.77 $21.63 $44,980
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,690 2.81 1.63 $20.87 $43,410