Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
238,170 1.4 % $18.17 $37,790 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.58 $10.15 $15.88 $23.36 $32.19
Annual Wage (2) $17,840 $21,110 $33,020 $48,590 $66,950


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 155,840 13.94 $18.75 $39,000
Civic and Social Organizations 35,280 9.26 $15.87 $33,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,830 0.20 $16.41 $34,140
Other Schools and Instruction 9,500 2.62 $18.80 $39,110
Other Personal Services 5,630 2.11 $17.18 $35,730

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 155,840 13.94 $18.75 $39,000
Civic and Social Organizations 35,280 9.26 $15.87 $33,020
Other Schools and Instruction 9,500 2.62 $18.80 $39,110
Other Personal Services 5,630 2.11 $17.18 $35,730
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,570 0.35 $18.11 $37,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 300 0.11 $24.01 $49,940
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $23.91 $49,730
Insurance Carriers 150 0.01 $22.70 $47,210
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $21.72 $45,180
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $21.18 $44,060


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 26,040 1.77 0.99 $23.70 $49,290
Illinois 16,580 2.91 1.62 $15.51 $32,260
New York 14,040 1.63 0.91 $25.30 $52,630
Texas 12,590 1.15 0.64 $18.86 $39,220
Florida 12,300 1.65 0.92 $15.75 $32,750




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)
New Hampshire 1,860 3.00 1.67 $17.17 $35,700
Illinois 16,580 2.91 1.62 $15.51 $32,260
Massachusetts 9,190 2.82 1.57 $21.05 $43,790
Colorado 6,230 2.72 1.51 $20.26 $42,140
Vermont 800 2.70 1.50 $18.10 $37,650




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 14,040 1.63 0.91 $25.30 $52,630
California 26,040 1.77 0.99 $23.70 $49,290
New Jersey 9,900 2.59 1.44 $23.11 $48,060
Connecticut 3,980 2.43 1.35 $22.87 $47,560
Massachusetts 9,190 2.82 1.57 $21.05 $43,790





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,490 1.81 1.01 $29.90 $62,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,870 1.48 0.82 $23.44 $48,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,620 2.38 1.32 $21.14 $43,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,440 3.11 1.73 $20.95 $43,570
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,760 2.59 1.44 $14.86 $30,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,190 2.89 1.61 $19.94 $41,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,750 2.11 1.17 $17.33 $36,040
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,550 2.77 1.54 $21.25 $44,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,510 1.27 0.71 $17.62 $36,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,470 1.93 1.08 $16.58 $34,480