Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
PRINT:Print
OEWS OEWS Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

39-9031 Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities for the primary purpose of personal fitness. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise. Excludes “Educational Instruction and Library Occupations” (25-0000), “Coaches and Scouts” (27-2022), and “Athletic Trainers” (29-9091).


National estimates for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors
Industry profile for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors
Geographic profile for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

National estimates for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
221,600 1.6 % $ 22.05 $ 45,870 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.04 $ 14.22 $ 19.57 $ 27.77 $ 36.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,960 $ 29,580 $ 40,700 $ 57,760 $ 75,940


Industry profile for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 149,830 13.48 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Civic and Social Organizations 17,450 6.68 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Other Schools and Instruction 15,650 3.93 $ 22.95 $ 47,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,420 0.19 $ 19.83 $ 41,240
Other Personal Services 5,090 1.72 $ 21.05 $ 43,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 149,830 13.48 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Civic and Social Organizations 17,450 6.68 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Other Schools and Instruction 15,650 3.93 $ 22.95 $ 47,740
Other Personal Services 5,090 1.72 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
Spectator Sports 940 0.82 $ 18.70 $ 38,890

Top paying industries for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $ 33.91 $ 70,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $ 27.65 $ 57,520
Employment Services 1,660 0.05 $ 26.92 $ 56,000
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.17 $ 26.70 $ 55,530
Grantmaking and Giving Services 120 0.09 $ 26.57 $ 55,260


Geographic profile for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of exercise trainers and group fitness instructors by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 25,160 1.52 0.97 $ 26.68 $ 55,480
Texas 17,010 1.39 0.88 $ 19.24 $ 40,010
Florida 14,900 1.73 1.10 $ 18.13 $ 37,720
New York 13,220 1.53 0.97 $ 29.73 $ 61,840
Illinois 12,270 2.18 1.39 $ 23.22 $ 48,300


Map of location quotient of exercise trainers and group fitness instructors by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 1,500 3.20 2.03 $ 19.06 $ 39,650
Colorado 7,280 2.78 1.77 $ 24.07 $ 50,070
Rhode Island 1,100 2.39 1.52 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
Kansas 3,170 2.37 1.51 $ 16.48 $ 34,270
Washington 7,590 2.37 1.51 $ 25.39 $ 52,800


Map of annual mean wages of exercise trainers and group fitness instructors by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 13,220 1.53 0.97 $ 29.73 $ 61,840
District of Columbia 660 1.00 0.63 $ 29.50 $ 61,370
Vermont 350 1.23 0.78 $ 28.26 $ 58,780
Connecticut 2,670 1.70 1.08 $ 27.76 $ 57,740
Massachusetts 6,210 1.83 1.16 $ 27.71 $ 57,640



Map of employment of exercise trainers and group fitness instructors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 14,170 1.63 1.04 $ 31.11 $ 64,700
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,940 2.35 1.49 $ 24.31 $ 50,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,290 1.45 0.92 $ 25.09 $ 52,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,560 1.55 0.99 $ 20.35 $ 42,320
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,260 2.03 1.29 $ 28.11 $ 58,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,890 1.67 1.06 $ 23.63 $ 49,150
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,840 2.53 1.61 $ 26.67 $ 55,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,710 1.77 1.13 $ 21.31 $ 44,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,390 1.79 1.14 $ 18.01 $ 37,470
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,340 2.96 1.88 $ 24.51 $ 50,970


Map of location quotient of exercise trainers and group fitness instructors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Great Falls, MT 160 4.72 3.00 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Missoula, MT 280 4.65 2.96 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Lawrence, KS 180 3.87 2.46 $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Billings, MT 320 3.79 2.41 $ 19.44 $ 40,440
Lincoln, NE 600 3.52 2.24 $ 17.55 $ 36,490
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 140 3.36 2.13 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
Bloomington, IL 280 3.33 2.11 $ 20.51 $ 42,650
Wichita, KS 930 3.29 2.09 $ 15.61 $ 32,460
Bellingham, WA 270 3.21 2.04 $ 21.51 $ 44,730
Boulder, CO 570 3.16 2.01 $ 26.03 $ 54,140