Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
231,500 1.3 % $17.38 $36,150 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.50 $14.92 $22.18 $31.34
Annual Wage (2) $17,340 $19,750 $31,030 $46,120 $65,180


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 153,930 14.46 $17.89 $37,220
Civic and Social Organizations 35,260 9.07 $15.02 $31,240
Other Schools and Instruction 9,920 2.93 $17.88 $37,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,010 0.14 $16.62 $34,570
Other Personal Services 4,030 1.66 $19.62 $40,800

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 153,930 14.46 $17.89 $37,220
Civic and Social Organizations 35,260 9.07 $15.02 $31,240
Other Schools and Instruction 9,920 2.93 $17.88 $37,180
Other Personal Services 4,030 1.66 $19.62 $40,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,210 0.32 $16.87 $35,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 350 0.08 $25.03 $52,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 0.01 $22.29 $46,360
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $21.67 $45,070
Grantmaking and Giving Services 130 0.11 $21.02 $43,710
Activities Related to Real Estate 220 0.04 $20.22 $42,050


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 25,570 1.82 1.01 $21.43 $44,570
New York 15,820 1.88 1.04 $25.44 $52,920
Texas 14,050 1.36 0.76 $18.56 $38,610
Florida 12,490 1.75 0.97 $15.28 $31,790
Illinois 11,910 2.14 1.18 $15.85 $32,970




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 2,170 3.58 1.98 $13.93 $28,970
Maryland 7,030 2.83 1.57 $18.69 $38,870
Kansas 3,660 2.80 1.55 $13.66 $28,410
Massachusetts 8,810 2.79 1.55 $20.90 $43,470
Colorado 5,890 2.70 1.50 $18.41 $38,280




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 15,820 1.88 1.04 $25.44 $52,920
New Jersey 9,260 2.46 1.36 $22.10 $45,970
California 25,570 1.82 1.01 $21.43 $44,570
District of Columbia 670 1.04 0.58 $20.95 $43,570
Massachusetts 8,810 2.79 1.55 $20.90 $43,470





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 10,750 2.12 1.18 $31.23 $64,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,380 2.34 1.30 $16.72 $34,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,870 1.54 0.85 $20.97 $43,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,390 3.21 1.78 $21.05 $43,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,840 2.09 1.16 $19.37 $40,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,680 2.58 1.43 $14.22 $29,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,300 3.14 1.74 $21.56 $44,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,580 1.75 0.97 $22.39 $46,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,540 2.08 1.15 $15.07 $31,350
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,440 2.75 1.52 $18.26 $37,980




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 1,050 5.30 2.93 $10.21 $21,250
Bend, OR 290 4.94 2.74 $18.09 $37,630
Topeka, KS 480 4.53 2.51 $11.87