Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
234,070 1.4 % $17.74 $36,900 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.48 $9.76 $15.25 $22.72 $31.99
Annual Wage (2) $17,630 $20,310 $31,720 $47,250 $66,530


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 153,730 14.17 $18.31 $38,080
Civic and Social Organizations 34,170 8.88 $15.34 $31,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,250 0.19 $16.21 $33,720
Other Schools and Instruction 9,940 2.81 $18.11 $37,660
Other Personal Services 5,110 2.02 $18.36 $38,190

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 153,730 14.17 $18.31 $38,080
Civic and Social Organizations 34,170 8.88 $15.34 $31,900
Other Schools and Instruction 9,940 2.81 $18.11 $37,660
Other Personal Services 5,110 2.02 $18.36 $38,190
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,570 0.36 $17.40 $36,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 100 0.01 $25.84 $53,760
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 280 0.07 $23.31 $48,480
Activities Related to Real Estate 310 0.05 $21.86 $45,470
Grantmaking and Giving Services 330 0.26 $21.13 $43,940
Spectator Sports 310 0.24 $21.02 $43,720


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 24,770 1.73 0.96 $22.98 $47,790
Illinois 15,780 2.80 1.56 $15.07 $31,350
New York 14,240 1.67 0.93 $25.83 $53,730
Florida 13,420 1.85 1.03 $14.91 $31,020
Texas 13,260 1.25 0.70 $18.39 $38,250




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)
Massachusetts 9,270 2.90 1.61 $21.79 $45,320
Kansas 3,810 2.88 1.60 $13.76 $28,630
Colorado 6,420 2.88 1.60 $19.73 $41,030
New Hampshire 1,720 2.81 1.56 $16.83 $35,010
Illinois 15,780 2.80 1.56 $15.07 $31,350




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 14,240 1.67 0.93 $25.83 $53,730
California 24,770 1.73 0.96 $22.98 $47,790
New Jersey 9,500 2.50 1.39 $22.85 $47,520
Massachusetts 9,270 2.90 1.61 $21.79 $45,320
District of Columbia 890 1.36 0.76 $20.73 $43,120





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,900 3.27 1.82 $15.21 $31,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,510 1.84 1.03 $31.64 $65,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,790 1.49 0.83 $22.84 $47,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,630 3.29 1.83 $21.92 $45,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,540 2.36 1.32 $19.85 $41,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,490 2.46 1.37 $14.26 $29,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,950 2.80 1.56 $21.03 $43,750
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,550 2.82 1.57 $15.77 $32,790
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,550 2.88 1.60 $20.38 $42,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,370 1.95 1.09 $17.34 $36,070