Becoming a Fitness Instructor via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering fitness courses to train individuals to become top-notch fitness professionals, sports trainers, fitness trainers, fitness instructors, group fitness instructors, fitness coordinators, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 228,170 people employed as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors alone in America, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Fitness Instructor Salary Information

Category: Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors

Total # Employed in the US 228,170
Average Hourly Wage: $16.99/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$7.9 $9.55 $14.74 $21.98 $29.86
Average Yearly Salary $35,340
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$16,430 $19,860 $30,670 $45,720 $62,120
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
3.5% 20.1% 25.1% 9.7% 32.5% 8.0% 1.1%
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Oklahoma $23.48/hr $48,830
Florida $21.91/hr $45,570
Missouri $21.84/hr $45,430
North Dakota $20.38/hr $42,400
Colorado $19.7/hr $40,980
Delaware $19.51/hr $40,570
Guam $18.88/hr $39,270
Tennessee $18.81/hr $39,130
Connecticut $18.5/hr $38,470
New York $17.88/hr $37,190
Idaho $17.58/hr $36,570
Mississippi $17.55/hr $36,510
Kansas $17.32/hr $36,020
Wyoming $16.85/hr $35,050
Arkansas $16.77/hr $34,880
Hawaii $16.28/hr $33,870
Alaska $16.04/hr $33,360
Indiana $15.48/hr $32,200
Ohio $15.41/hr $32,060
Alabama $15.17/hr $31,560
Washington $14.94/hr $31,070
Puerto Rico $14.91/hr $31,000
Oregon $14.84/hr $30,860
North Carolina $14.74/hr $30,660
Kentucky $14.2/hr $29,530
New Mexico $14.2/hr $29,540
Virginia $14.19/hr $29,510
Nevada $13.93/hr $28,970
Maine $13.9/hr $28,900
South Dakota $13.86/hr $28,830
Michigan $13.82/hr $28,730
New Jersey $13.49/hr $28,070
California $13.44/hr $27,950
Maryland $13.43/hr $27,930
Montana $13.28/hr $27,630
Utah $13.22/hr $27,490
Iowa $13.14/hr $27,330
Nebraska $13.05/hr $27,140
District of Columbia $13.05/hr $27,150
South Carolina $12.7/hr $26,420
Massachusetts $12.69/hr $26,400
New Hampshire $12.55/hr $26,110
Wisconsin $12.3/hr $25,590
Louisiana $11.9/hr $24,750
West Virginia $11.04/hr $22,970
Pennsylvania $10.36/hr $21,560


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