Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

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2019 Workforce
243k
Average Age
39.2
Estimated Job Growth
15.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$26,449
Average Male Salary
$32,133
Average Female Salary
$23,041

About

Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are most often employed by the Amusement & Recreation industry. The average yearly wage for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors was $26,449 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors by wage are Transportation service attendants, Tellers, and Janitors & building cleaners.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are Chandler City (Northeast) PUMA, AZ, Salem, Beverly, Gloucester & Newburyport Cities PUMA, MA, and Jersey City (North) PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, Chandler City (Northeast) PUMA, AZ, and Palm Beach County (Northeast) PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Amusement & Recreation is the industry that employs the most Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors, by average wage, is Other health care services. Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are paid most in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,449
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,878

In 2019, Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors earned an average of $26,449, $29,075 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Tellers make somewhat more than Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors while Transportation service attendants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.513
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.513, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors, by average wage, are Other health care services, Spectator sports, and Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities.

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Industries by Share

243k
2019 Workforce
± 12,100
8.86%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.6%

The number of people employed as Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors has been growing at a rate of 8.86%, from 223,497 people in 2018 to 243,296 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors employed by various industries. Amusement & Recreation employs the largest share of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors at  82.2%, followed by Other schools & instruction and educational support services with 9.16% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 1.88%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors in the US. The average age of male Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors in the workforce is 35.3 and of female Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

91.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,412
152k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,570

62.5% of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

71.5% of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.7% of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors.

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Age by Sex

35.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.07
41.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.928

The median age of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors is 39.2, and Male employees are generally 6.21 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure but a relatively high number of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors are expected to see a growth of 15.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

15.4%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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