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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

39-9031 Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities for the primary purpose of personal fitness. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise. Excludes "Educational Instruction and Library Occupations" (25-0000), "Coaches and Scouts" (27-2022), and "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).


National estimates for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors
Industry profile for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors
Geographic profile for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

National estimates for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
248,070 1.5 % $ 21.95 $ 45,650 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.40 $ 13.38 $ 19.48 $ 27.64 $ 36.81
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,640 $ 27,840 $ 40,510 $ 57,490 $ 76,550


Industry profile for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 154,610 15.24 $ 22.61 $ 47,020
Civic and Social Organizations 25,900 9.05 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
Other Schools and Instruction 19,530 4.87 $ 22.63 $ 47,070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,050 0.24 $ 20.52 $ 42,690
Other Personal Services 5,750 1.94 $ 19.78 $ 41,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 154,610 15.24 $ 22.61 $ 47,020
Civic and Social Organizations 25,900 9.05 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
Other Schools and Instruction 19,530 4.87 $ 22.63 $ 47,070
Other Personal Services 5,750 1.94 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Spectator Sports 940 0.85 $ 16.51 $ 34,330

Top paying industries for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $ 30.66 $ 63,780
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50 (7) $ 28.97 $ 60,270
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 140 0.02 $ 28.68 $ 59,650
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $ 27.17 $ 56,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,780 0.07 $ 26.44 $ 54,990


Geographic profile for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 32,390 1.97 1.11 $ 26.33 $ 54,770
Texas 17,970 1.49 0.83 $ 20.77 $ 43,200
New York 16,310 1.88 1.05 $ 25.82 $ 53,710
Florida 13,920 1.65 0.92 $ 18.50 $ 38,470
Illinois 12,120 2.15 1.21 $ 22.89 $ 47,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 8,650 3.35 1.88 $ 21.83 $ 45,400
Massachusetts 11,180 3.34 1.87 $ 26.10 $ 54,290
South Dakota 1,070 2.60 1.46 $ 16.07 $ 33,420
Washington 8,170 2.56 1.43 $ 26.49 $ 55,110
Connecticut 3,860 2.51 1.40 $ 30.35 $ 63,140




Top paying states for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 3,860 2.51 1.40 $ 30.35 $ 63,140
Vermont 510 1.83 1.03 $ 28.17 $ 58,580
District of Columbia 1,040 1.52 0.85 $ 27.79 $ 57,790
New Jersey 7,160 1.89 1.06 $ 27.39 $ 56,980
Washington 8,170 2.56 1.43 $ 26.49 $ 55,110





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 17,550 1.99 1.11 $ 28.21 $ 58,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,980 1.88 1.06 $ 25.74 $ 53,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,090 2.31 1.30 $ 23.87 $ 49,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,580 3.68 2.06 $ 26.08 $ 54,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,280 2.41 1.35 $ 23.22 $ 48,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,350 1.77 0.99 $ 22.74 $ 47,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,920 2.54 1.42 $ 30.26 $ 62,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,680 2.10 1.18 $ 21.43 $ 44,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,570 2.85 1.60 $ 28.60 $ 59,500
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,080 3.49 1.96 $ 21.52 $ 44,760




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bend-Redmond, OR 380 4.69 2.63 $ 18.00 $ 37,430
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,390 4.65 2.61 $ 31.05 $ 64,590
Missoula, MT 270 4.48 2.51 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,660 4.40 2.47 $ 31.54 $ 65,590
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 1,280 4.37 2.45 $ 21.13 $ 43,950
Boulder, CO 740 4.09 2.29 $ 28.61 $ 59,500
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 450 4.08 2.29 $ 23.76 $ 49,420
Lawrence, KS 180 3.98 2.23 $ 10.78 $ 22,410
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 410 3.77 2.12 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,580 3.68 2.06 $ 26.08 $ 54,250