Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category. Exclude "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
169,920 2.2 % $14.38 $29,910 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.78 $8.06 $11.51 $18.18 $26.22
Annual Wage (2) $14,090 $16,750 $23,950 $37,810 $54,540

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other amusement and recreation industries 91,120 $16.35 $34,000 1 7
Civic and social organizations 36,110 $10.83 $22,530 2 38
Other schools and instruction 15,080 $11.16 $23,220 3 35
Local government (OES designation) 4,230 $14.04 $29,200 4 19
General medical and surgical hospitals 3,990 $14.57 $30,310 5 16

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Offices of real estate agents and brokers 50 $24.76 $51,500 36 1
Office administrative services 1,550 $23.45 $48,770 7 2
Activities related to real estate 300 $21.38 $44,470 20 3
Promoters of performing arts and sports 40 $20.85 $43,370 37 4
Management and technical consulting services (6) $19.77 $41,130 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Hampshire 1,610 $12.44 $25,880 0.266% 418
New Jersey 9,500 $13.58 $28,250 0.246% 505
Delaware 820 $13.57 $28,230 0.204% 344
Vermont 580 $12.93 $26,900 0.198% 328
Massachusetts 6,320 $14.82 $30,820 0.197% 459

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 14,570 $18.97 $39,460 0.176% 333
Connecticut 2,800 $18.18 $37,820 0.171% 320
California 22,400 $17.85 $37,130 0.155% 372
Illinois 7,820 $17.07 $35,500 0.135% 350
District of Columbia (6) $17.00 $35,360 (6) 279

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Danbury, CT PMSA 440 $16.85 $35,040 0.497%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 750 $23.23 $48,310 0.375%
Missoula, MT MSA 200 $8.15 $16,940 0.374%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 330 $18.84 $39,190 0.364%
Olympia, WA PMSA 290 $12.80 $26,620 0.340%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Salinas, CA MSA 120 $25.89 $53,860 0.079%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 230 $25.47 $52,970 0.125%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 430 $23.72 $49,340 0.221%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 750 $23.23 $48,310 0.375%
New York, NY PMSA 7,510 $22.74 $47,300 0.188%

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(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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