Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
241,000 1.4 % $18.95 $39,410 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.71 $10.84 $16.82 $24.48 $32.48
Annual Wage (2) $18,110 $22,540 $34,980 $50,920 $67,560


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 160,590 13.91 $19.57 $40,710
Civic and Social Organizations 33,300 8.66 $16.89 $35,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 11,180 0.21 $16.75 $34,840
Other Schools and Instruction 9,950 2.63 $19.11 $39,740
Other Personal Services 5,130 1.82 $16.53 $34,390

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 160,590 13.91 $19.57 $40,710
Civic and Social Organizations 33,300 8.66 $16.89 $35,130
Other Schools and Instruction 9,950 2.63 $19.11 $39,740
Other Personal Services 5,130 1.82 $16.53 $34,390
Spectator Sports 420 0.31 $18.02 $37,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $32.89 $68,410
Activities Related to Real Estate 260 0.04 $25.12 $52,240
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $25.06 $52,120
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 270 0.10 $23.70 $49,290
Employment Services 920 0.03 $23.08 $48,000


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 27,100 1.79 1.01 $23.69 $49,280
Illinois 15,550 2.70 1.51 $17.01 $35,380
New York 14,900 1.69 0.95 $25.99 $54,050
Texas 12,790 1.14 0.64 $20.27 $42,170
Florida 11,950 1.56 0.87 $16.63 $34,580



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 9,510 2.86 1.60 $22.72 $47,260
Colorado 6,670 2.82 1.58 $20.28 $42,180
Illinois 15,550 2.70 1.51 $17.01 $35,380
New Hampshire 1,670 2.67 1.50 $17.56 $36,530
Oregon 4,480 2.66 1.49 $19.59 $40,740



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 14,900 1.69 0.95 $25.99 $54,050
California 27,100 1.79 1.01 $23.69 $49,280
New Jersey 10,110 2.61 1.47 $23.57 $49,030
Connecticut 3,840 2.33 1.31 $23.17 $48,200
Massachusetts 9,510 2.86 1.60 $22.72 $47,260




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 10,370 1.92 1.08 $29.64 $61,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,760 1.67 0.93 $23.53 $48,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,850 2.46 1.38 $22.81 $47,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,350 2.98 1.67 $23.23 $48,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,740 2.55 1.43 $17.28 $35,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,510 3.02 1.69 $20.08 $41,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,360 2.39 1.34 $18.44 $38,350
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,990 3.01 1.69 $20.73 $43,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,900 1.37 0.77 $19.67 $40,910
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,500 3.49 1.96 $22.55 $46,900