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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
308,470 1.2 % $21.43 $44,580 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.69 $12.39 $19.15 $27.29 $36.58
Annual Wage (2) $20,160 $25,780 $39,820 $56,760 $76,090


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 206,310 15.77 $22.04 $45,840
Civic and Social Organizations 36,590 9.53 $18.58 $38,640
Other Schools and Instruction 17,700 3.95 $21.99 $45,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,390 0.24 $18.79 $39,080
Other Personal Services 5,950 1.74 $20.48 $42,600

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 206,310 15.77 $22.04 $45,840
Civic and Social Organizations 36,590 9.53 $18.58 $38,640
Other Schools and Instruction 17,700 3.95 $21.99 $45,730
Other Personal Services 5,950 1.74 $20.48 $42,600
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,990 0.33 $20.13 $41,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 2,580 0.11 $27.58 $57,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 850 0.04 $26.19 $54,480
Grantmaking and Giving Services 130 0.09 $26.02 $54,110
Social Advocacy Organizations 140 0.06 $25.94 $53,960
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 $25.79 $53,630


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 38,340 2.25 1.06 $24.80 $51,580
New York 24,160 2.57 1.21 $28.62 $59,520
Texas 19,450 1.61 0.75 $18.58 $38,650
Illinois 16,430 2.74 1.29 $22.44 $46,670
Florida 16,120 1.87 0.88 $19.61 $40,790




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)
North Dakota 1,750 4.20 1.97 $15.25 $31,730
Colorado 9,040 3.45 1.62 $22.27 $46,330
Massachusetts 11,880 3.33 1.56 $28.53 $59,350
Virginia 12,720 3.32 1.56 $19.89 $41,370
Vermont 890 2.92 1.37 $22.23 $46,240




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 24,160 2.57 1.21 $28.62 $59,520
Massachusetts 11,880 3.33 1.56 $28.53 $59,350
District of Columbia 1,040 1.46 0.68 $27.25 $56,670
Washington 8,670 2.66 1.25 $26.07 $54,220
New Jersey 11,310 2.79 1.31 $26.06 $54,200





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 27,440 2.89 1.36 $30.24 $62,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 14,480 3.12 1.46 $23.18 $48,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,780 1.92 0.90 $24.83 $51,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,840 3.57 1.67 $29.10 $60,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,450 3.01 1.41 $21.85 $45,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,840 2.75 1.29 $18.42 $38,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,730 2.17 1.02 $19.68 $40,930
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,780 2.80 1.32 $28.23 $58,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,560 2.80 1.32 $28.62 $59,520
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,530 3.74 1.75 $22.69 $47,190