OK, so you think you may have found your passion in life – becoming a certified personal trainer.
However, the million-dollar question is…
How much will I earn per year as a personal trainer?
We will share more information on certified personal trainer salaries with you, but there are some other things to consider first:
Is being a certified personal trainer a growing or a dying career?
How are the employment prospects for a personal trainer or CPT?
And where is the best place to live and get paid as a personal trainer?
Keep reading and, hopefully, we can answer some of these questions for you.
What kind of salary can I expect?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for a certified personal trainer was $39,210 in May 2017. By the term “median wage,” we mean that half the workers in the occupation earned more than this. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,520.
What are the highest paying states for certified personal trainers?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 5 highest paying states. Numbers are based on the mean.
- New York – $29.20 per hour / $60,730 per year
- District of Columbia – $28.88 per hour / $60,070 per year
- Massachusetts – $27.32 per hour / $56,820 per year
- New Jersey – $25.37 per hour / $52,770 per year
- Washington – $24.53 per hour / $51,020 per year
What are the lowest paying states for certified personal trainers?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 5 lowest paying states. Numbers are based on the mean.
- Puerto Rico – $10.19 per hour / $ 21,200 per year
- South Dakota – $14.06 per hour / $29,250 per year
- Louisiana – $14.02 per hour / $29,160 per year
- Mississippi – $15.10 per hour / $31,410 per year
- Wisconsin – $15.24 per hour / $31,710 per year
What is the career ranking for this job?
Well, according to money.cnn.com, becoming a personal trainer is exceptionally fulfilling. They analyze a boatload of data about salary, unemployment rate, and stress to select the top jobs for each year.
Personal Trainers are ranked:
- #18 in Best Jobs in America in 2015
What is the growth potential as a certified personal trainer?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the typical job growth in a sector is 7%. Personal trainer job growth between 2016 and 2026 is expected to be 10%, adding 30,100 new jobs. That is faster than average!