Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
213k
Average Age
38.7
Estimated Job Growth
15.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$25,624
Average Male Salary
$32,972
Average Female Salary
$21,486

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 $25,624 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors by wage are Other personal appearance workers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, and Helpersproduction workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, Brazos CountyCollege Station & Bryan Cities PUMA, TX, and Montgomery County (Southeast) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, Montgomery County (Southeast) PUMA, TX, and Colorado Springs City (North) & Monument Town PUMA, CO.

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 Justice, public order, & safety activities . Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are paid most in St. Croix & Dunn Counties PUMA, WI but are relatively concentrated in Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$25,624
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,805

In 2020, Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors earned an average of $25,624, $30,330 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Helpersproduction workers make somewhat more than Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors while Other personal appearance workers 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

0.505
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.505, 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 Justice, public order, & safety activities , National security & international affairs, and Other personal services.

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Industries by Share

213k
2020 Workforce
± 11,313
2.12%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.41%

The number of people employed as Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors has been growing at a rate of 2.12%, from 208,227 people in 2019 to 212,651 people in 2020.

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  71.9%, followed by Other schools & instruction and educational support services with 8.17% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 3.04%.

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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 34.9 and of female Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

76.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,794
136k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,051

64% 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)

71.3% of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.62% 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

34.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.18
40.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.964

The median age of Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors is 38.7, and Male employees are generally 5.86 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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