Personal Trainer Salary in the US

$41,740
per year
per hour
$21
per hour
per year
Bonus
$890/year

Personal Trainer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Personal Trainer is $41,740 per year ($21 per hour), which is $11,750 (-22%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Personal Trainer can expect an average starting salary of $20,500. The highest salaries can exceed $81,000, depending on the earning structure.
$20,500
Low
$41,740
Average salary
$81,000
High
$7.50
Low
$21
Average salary
$100
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$45,300
$90,600
Salary$20,500 - 81,000
Bonus$0 - 9,600
Total Pay$20,500 - 90,600
$7.50
$46.30
$100
Salary$7.50 - 100.00
Total Pay$7.50 - 100.00

Personal Trainer Salary Range

Low
$20,500
Average salary
$41,740
Experienced
$65,960
High
$81,000
Low
$7.50
Average salary
$21
Experienced
$45
High
$100
In the US, Certified Personal Trainers working by major gyms brands around the country (like 24-Hour Fitness, Gold's Gym, Anytime Fitness, Equinox, LA Fitness, Crunch Fitness, Lifetime Fitness or the like) tend to have the lowest salaries, while Personal Trainers working with privately-owned, non-chain gyms, Self-Employed or Independent Personal Trainers not on a gym’s payroll or Private and Online Trainers enjoy the highest earning potentials.

Personal Trainer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Online Fitness Coach$86K/year
+105% 
Independent Personal Trainer$66K/year
+58% 
Personal Trainer - Commercial Gym$36K/year
 -15%

Personal Trainer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

A Personal Trainer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $25,000 per year. A mid career Personal Trainer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $38,000, while an experienced Personal Trainer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $65,000. Certified Personal Trainers with more than 20 years of experience earn $50,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Personal Trainer

Experienced▲ +56%
Late Career▲ +20%
Average Salary$41,740/year
Mid Career▼ -9%
No Experience▼ -40%

Gender Breakdown

Female
27%
Male
73%

Personal Trainer - Jobs by Location

Personal Trainer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Personal Trainer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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