How much does a Personal Trainer make in the United States? The average Personal Trainer salary in the United States is $67,141 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $48,446 and $82,489. 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. 

Personal Trainer Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Personal Trainer Salary $33,222 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Personal Trainer Salary $48,446 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Personal Trainer Salary $67,141 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Personal Trainer Salary $82,489 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Personal Trainer Salary $96,462 US January 26, 2024
25% $48,446 10% $33,222 90% $96,462 75% $82,489 $67,141 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Customer Service 2.36%
Physical Education 0.23%
First aid 0.39%
Others 97.02%

Job Description for Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer is responsible for developing and implementing a specialized exercise regimen for a client. Ensures the fitness program meets the needs of the client and may include elements such as physical fitness, nutrition, cardiovascular training, and weight training. Being a Personal Trainer offers guidance and support to clients in order to achieve their goals. Requires a high school diploma. Additionally, Personal Trainer may require a Personal Trainer certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Personal Trainer works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Personal Trainer typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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

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Personal Trainer salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Personal Trainer, the highest Personal Trainer salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Personal Trainer salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Personal Trainer salary is in Miami, FL, where the Personal Trainer salary is 2.9% 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
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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