Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
280,080 1.3 % $21.02 $43,720 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.44 $12.00 $18.85 $27.01 $35.83
Annual Wage (2) $19,640 $24,970 $39,210 $56,190 $74,520


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 186,920 14.69 $21.59 $44,920
Civic and Social Organizations 35,240 9.10 $18.32 $38,100
Other Schools and Instruction 15,010 3.50 $21.87 $45,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 12,360 0.23 $18.33 $38,120
Other Personal Services 5,030 1.54 $19.88 $41,360

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 186,920 14.69 $21.59 $44,920
Civic and Social Organizations 35,240 9.10 $18.32 $38,100
Other Schools and Instruction 15,010 3.50 $21.87 $45,490
Other Personal Services 5,030 1.54 $19.88 $41,360
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,650 0.30 $20.12 $41,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $31.74 $66,010
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.04 $28.92 $60,160
Individual and Family Services 2,350 0.10 $28.23 $58,720
Social Advocacy Organizations 110 0.05 $27.11 $56,390
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $26.20 $54,500


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 33,720 2.02 1.03 $23.93 $49,770
New York 21,630 2.35 1.20 $29.20 $60,730
Texas 17,570 1.48 0.75 $18.05 $37,540
Illinois 15,110 2.55 1.30 $21.40 $44,500
Florida 14,490 1.72 0.88 $18.88 $39,260




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 12,170 3.21 1.63 $20.14 $41,900
Colorado 8,210 3.21 1.64 $22.38 $46,550
Massachusetts 10,510 2.98 1.52 $27.32 $56,820
New Jersey 11,270 2.81 1.43 $25.37 $52,770
Vermont 850 2.78 1.41 $20.25 $42,110




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 21,630 2.35 1.20 $29.20 $60,730
District of Columbia 1,090 1.54 0.78 $28.88 $60,070
Massachusetts 10,510 2.98 1.52 $27.32 $56,820
New Jersey 11,270 2.81 1.43 $25.37 $52,770
Washington 7,360 2.31 1.18 $24.53 $51,020



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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 17,490 2.61 1.33 $32.13 $66,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,840 2.96 1.51 $21.91 $45,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,580 3.01 1.53 $21.99 $45,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,230 1.63 0.83 $22.26 $46,290
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,850 3.18 1.62 $30.17 $62,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,530 2.22 1.13 $17.29 $35,970
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,000 3.47 1.76 $22.14 $46,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,890 2.53 1.29 $20.47 $42,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,680 1.60 0.81 $21.23 $44,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,880 1.48 0.75 $24.57 $51,090


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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)
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 750 6.56 3.34 $32.24 $67,060
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 240 5.60 2.85 $27.05 $56,260
Harrisonburg, VA 330 5.13 2.61 $20.02 $41,650
Boulder, CO 810 4.56 2.32 $28.40 $59,070
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 520 4.44 2.26 $21.05 $43,780
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,610 4.42 2.25 $16.50 $34,330
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 420 4.38 2.23 $21.45 $44,620
Danbury, CT 340 4.37 2.22 $25.85 $53,770
Fargo, ND-MN 590 4.29 2.18 $16.31 $33,910
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 280 4.24 2.16 $20.00 $41,600