The average salary for a personal fitness trainer or instructor is around $31,720 per year or about $15.25 per hour, notes the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Top-earning fitness trainers made up to $66,530, while lower-paid trainers made less than $17,630, as of 2012.
The job outlook for fitness trainers features a fast-as-average anticipated growth rate, with an increase of 13 percent anticipated by 2022, notes the BLS. This will add an additional 33,500 jobs to the already 267,000 fitness trainer jobs in the United States. Education to break into the field is minimal. Usually, a high school diploma or equivalent is all that is required.