Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
225,490 1.3 % $17.27 $35,920 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.21 $9.55 $14.95 $22.18 $30.48
Annual Wage (2) $17,070 $19,870 $31,090 $46,130 $63,400


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 153,560 14.39 $17.91 $37,250
Civic and Social Organizations 32,920 8.49 $14.84 $30,860
Other Schools and Instruction 9,770 3.03 $15.93 $33,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,740 0.14 $16.50 $34,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,610 0.07 $17.16 $35,700

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 153,560 14.39 $17.91 $37,250
Civic and Social Organizations 32,920 8.49 $14.84 $30,860
Other Schools and Instruction 9,770 3.03 $15.93 $33,130
Other Personal Services 2,270 0.97 $22.20 $46,170
Personal Care Services 2,480 0.41 $13.96 $29,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations 300 0.16 $22.97 $47,770
Other Personal Services 2,270 0.97 $22.20 $46,170
Grantmaking and Giving Services 110 0.09 $21.55 $44,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $21.20 $44,090
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $20.80 $43,250


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 26,780 1.91 1.08 $20.37 $42,370
New York 16,610 1.99 1.12 $25.00 $52,000
Texas 13,560 1.34 0.76 $17.68 $36,770
Florida 12,130 1.71 0.96 $15.15 $31,510
Illinois 10,950 1.98 1.12 $16.70 $34,730




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)
Delaware 1,260 3.17 1.79 $14.73 $30,640
New Hampshire 1,780 2.96 1.67 $13.96 $29,030
Maryland 6,780 2.75 1.55 $18.09 $37,620
Colorado 5,870 2.72 1.53 $19.46 $40,470
Massachusetts 8,150 2.61 1.47 $22.32 $46,420




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 16,610 1.99 1.12 $25.00 $52,000
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $23.47 $48,810
Massachusetts 8,150 2.61 1.47 $22.32 $46,420
New Jersey 9,510 2.52 1.42 $21.35 $44,410
California 26,780 1.91 1.08 $20.37 $42,370

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 11,410 2.29 1.29 $29.52 $61,400
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 8,080 2.28 1.29 $17.28 $35,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,170 1.62 0.91 $20.16 $41,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,040 2.20 1.24 $20.08 $41,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,770 2.88 1.62 $23.36 $48,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,340 2.41 1.36 $14.41 $29,970
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,510 3.64 2.05 $20.62 $42,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,460 2.06 1.16 $15.90 $33,080
Denver-Aurora, CO 3,330 2.81 1.58 $19.69 $40,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,320 2.47 1.39 $20.38 $42,390




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Winston-Salem, NC 1,220 6.11 3.44 $10.05 $20,910
Bend, OR 300 5.03 2.83 $18.51 $38,490
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 470 4.83 2.72 $15.78 $32,830
Boulder, CO 690 4.51 2.54 $19.94 $41,480
Missoula, MT 240 4.47 2.52 $11.67 $24,280
Lawrence, KS 200 4.29 2.42 $12.88 $26,800
Knoxville, TN 1,370 4.28 2.41 $10.48 $21,800
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,650 4.07 2.30 $23.05 $47,940
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1,130 3.99 2.25 $18.59 $38,670
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 370 3.98 2.24 $10.72 $22,290




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Corvallis, OR 70 2.15 1.21 $29.65 $61,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,410 2.29 1.29 $29.52 $61,400
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 330 2.11 1.19 $29.11 $60,540
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 620 2.90 1.63 $28.52 $59,310
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 100 2.20 1.24 $26.43 $54,980
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,130 3.30 1.86 $26.03 $54,150
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 340 2.96 1.67 $25.26 $52,550
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 530 1.42 0.80 $24.74 $51,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,520 1.77 1.00 $24.43 $50,810
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.56 0.88 $23.88 $49,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 440 1.84 1.04 $11.22 $23,340
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 440 1.17 0.66 $9.61 $19,990
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 380 2.48 1.40 $9.20 $19,140
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 360 1.66 0.93 $9.29 $19,330
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 360 3.12 1.76 $13.42 $27,910

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 310 9.16 5.17 $10.75 $22,360
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 350 4.70 2.65 $22.13 $46,020
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 230 3.73 2.10 $19.08 $39,690
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 240 3.42 1.93 $14.02 $29,160
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 360 3.12 1.76 $13.42 $27,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 60 1.84 1.04 $25.95 $53,980
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 350 4.70 2.65 $22.13 $46,020
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.82 0.46 $20.73 $43,130
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 1.72 0.97 $20.04 $41,680
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 200 2.14 1.20 $19.13 $39,790


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011