How much does a Fitness Instructor make in the United States? The average Fitness Instructor salary in the United States is $46,569 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $34,269 and $65,138. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Fitness Instructor Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Fitness Instructor Salary $23,500 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Fitness Instructor Salary $34,269 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Fitness Instructor Salary $46,569 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Fitness Instructor Salary $65,138 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Fitness Instructor Salary $82,044 US April 24, 2024
25% $34,269 10% $23,500 90% $82,044 75% $65,138 $46,569 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.


Sports Medicine: A branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.


Personal Fitness: Personal fitness as one's ability to execute daily activities with optimal performance, endurance, and strength with the management of disease, fatigue, and stress and reduced sedentary behavior.

Customer Service 15.51%
Sports Medicine 1.76%
Personal Fitness 0.94%
Others 81.79%

Job Description for Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor coordinates all fitness programs for a facility. Organizes and instructs exercise classes for all fitness levels. Being a Fitness Instructor ensures that all participants are properly trained on the use of the facility's exercise equipment. Responsible for making sure that the exercise area and equipment are safe and clean. Additionally, Fitness Instructor may require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to a supervisor. To be a Fitness Instructor typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Fitness Instructor

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For Fitness Instructor, the first career path typically progresses to Fitness Center Director.

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Fitness Instructor salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Fitness Instructor, the highest Fitness Instructor salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Fitness Instructor salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Fitness Instructor salary is in Miami, FL, where the Fitness Instructor salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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