Typical Salary of Personal Trainers

The Sizable Salary of Personal Fitness Professionals

Thinking of starting a career in personal fitness but unsure of what your salary might be? Click here for a comprehensive look at a trainers typical income.

You love working out. You love getting into shape, feeling the burn in your muscles as you go that extra mile and you might even love sweating. When you feel passionate about something, it’s probably a smart idea to think about making it your career.

But if you’re going to go through all the training, the education, and expense you want to make sure you can actually earn a living at it. After all, living the dream includes being able to easily afford to buy what you want and need.

So let’s take a closer look at the sizable salary of personal fitness trainers. Then you decide if you want to make it your full-time career or keep it a hobby.

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How Much Is a Personal Trainer Salary?

Curious about the earning potential for certified personal trainers? Here’s what you need to know about your future personal trainer salary.

Personal Trainer Salary

According to CNN Money, the median personal trainer salary comes out to $56,000 per year. The higher end is $128,000 per year. However, there is a ten-year job projection of 24% growth. Which makes it an in-demand profession.

A personal trainer is someone who helps people in single and/or group sessions accomplish their fitness goals. The trainer serves as their exercise coach, as she ensures they maintain proper techniques.

She may also serve as an amateur therapist (as one article points out). Clients may need an ear to vent their worries and fears behind their fitness goals.

That being said, anyone can enter this profession—which makes it both a pro and a con.

The pro being you don’t technically “need” any post-secondary education or certificates. The con is, the pool is competitive. So, in that respect, you kind of do.
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