Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
257,410 1.3 % $20.57 $42,780 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $11.60 $18.34 $26.45 $35.09
Annual Wage (2) $19,150 $24,120 $38,160 $55,010 $72,980


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 174,250 14.12 $21.22 $44,130
Civic and Social Organizations 33,290 8.68 $18.04 $37,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 11,460 0.21 $18.42 $38,310
Other Schools and Instruction 10,550 2.55 $20.71 $43,070
Other Personal Services 4,350 1.39 $18.65 $38,800

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 174,250 14.12 $21.22 $44,130
Civic and Social Organizations 33,290 8.68 $18.04 $37,520
Other Schools and Instruction 10,550 2.55 $20.71 $43,070
Other Personal Services 4,350 1.39 $18.65 $38,800
Spectator Sports 470 0.33 $15.96 $33,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) $31.47 $65,460
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $29.51 $61,390
Lessors of Real Estate (8) (8) $27.98 $58,200
Social Advocacy Organizations 100 0.05 $27.36 $56,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 70 0.03 $25.78 $53,620


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 30,600 1.92 1.05 $24.16 $50,260
New York 18,420 2.03 1.10 $29.64 $61,660
Texas 14,800 1.26 0.69 $20.57 $42,790
Florida 13,870 1.69 0.92 $18.37 $38,200
Illinois 13,350 2.26 1.23 $21.13 $43,960




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)
Virginia 10,890 2.90 1.58 $19.15 $39,820
Massachusetts 9,990 2.89 1.58 $25.47 $52,980
Colorado 7,150 2.85 1.56 $21.18 $44,060
New Jersey 10,940 2.77 1.51 $25.44 $52,920
New Hampshire 1,770 2.75 1.50 $16.47 $34,250




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 18,420 2.03 1.10 $29.64 $61,660
District of Columbia 1,080 1.53 0.84 $27.75 $57,720
Massachusetts 9,990 2.89 1.58 $25.47 $52,980
New Jersey 10,940 2.77 1.51 $25.44 $52,920
California 30,600 1.92 1.05 $24.16 $50,260





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,220 2.46 1.34 $32.52 $67,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,010 2.47 1.35 $22.05 $45,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,830 2.74 1.49 $22.48 $46,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,590 1.56 0.85 $24.46 $50,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,530 3.07 1.67 $27.11 $56,380
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,380 3.09 1.69 $20.56 $42,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,260 2.23 1.22 $19.54 $40,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,250 1.45 0.79 $23.43 $48,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,120 2.59 1.41 $24.34 $50,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,990 1.64 0.90 $22.10 $45,960