Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category. Exclude "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
228,170 1.4 % $16.99 $35,340 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.90 $9.55 $14.74 $21.98 $29.86
Annual Wage (2) $16,430 $19,860 $30,670 $45,720 $62,120


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 158,020 $17.64 $36,700
Civic and Social Organizations 34,320 $14.68 $30,540
Other Schools and Instruction 9,060 $14.24 $29,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,070 $16.32 $33,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,930 $16.80 $34,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Educational Support Services 70 $26.37 $54,840
Religious Organizations 220 $25.55 $53,140
Technical and Trade Schools 110 $23.75 $49,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) $21.81 $45,350
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 $21.45 $44,620


State profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Maryland 7,130 $17.55 $36,510 2.847
Delaware 1,130 $13.05 $27,150 2.734
Colorado 5,940 $18.50 $38,470 2.657
New Hampshire 1,620 $14.74 $30,660 2.615
Massachusetts 8,270 $21.84 $45,430 2.609

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York 17,430 $23.48 $48,830 2.054
District of Columbia 1,170 $21.91 $45,570 1.843
Massachusetts 8,270 $21.84 $45,430 2.609
New Jersey 9,970 $20.38 $42,400 2.589
California 27,900 $19.70 $40,980 1.920


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Eugene-Springfield, OR 640 $19.23 $40,000 4.499
Pittsfield, MA 150 $16.55 $34,430 4.418
Bend, OR 270 $19.56 $40,690 4.380
Boulder, CO 640 $21.19 $44,080 4.084
Corvallis, OR 130 (8) (8) 4.037

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 280 $30.94 $64,350 1.792
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,880 $26.92 $56,000 2.345
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,210 $26.09 $54,260 1.800
Billings, MT (8) $25.00 $52,000 (8)
Barnstable Town, MA 200 $24.79 $51,560 2.133


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010