Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
177,790 2.4 % $14.71 $30,590 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.85 $8.16 $11.78 $18.75 $26.87
Annual Wage (2) $14,250 $16,960 $24,510 $39,000 $55,890

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 100,710 $16.52 $34,360 1 6
Civic and social organizations 34,400 $11.31 $23,530 2 31
Other schools and instruction 16,650 $11.17 $23,230 3 34
General medical and surgical hospitals 4,000 $14.91 $31,020 4 10
Local government (OES designation) 3,870 $11.93 $24,810 5 28

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Office administrative services 1,720 $24.42 $50,800 7 1
Management and technical consulting services (6) $19.34 $40,230 (6) 2
Promoters of performing arts and sports 50 $18.98 $39,470 29 3
Other ambulatory health care services 300 $17.44 $36,280 21 4
Colleges and universities 860 $16.68 $34,690 12 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 1,670 $12.03 $25,030 0.276% 476
New Jersey 10,210 $14.32 $29,780 0.264% 509
South Dakota 810 $9.11 $18,940 0.229% 423
Rhode Island 1,080 $10.67 $22,200 0.228% 486
Massachusetts 6,280 $15.43 $32,100 0.198% 475

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 16,080 $20.26 $42,140 0.195% 332
Connecticut 3,140 $18.94 $39,390 0.191% 332
Illinois 8,190 $17.75 $36,930 0.142% 360
California 23,730 $17.74 $36,900 0.164% 426
Hawaii 1,080 $16.38 $34,080 0.195% 295

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 $16.35 $34,000 0.494%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 830 $23.03 $47,900 0.415%
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA 490 $11.65 $24,230 0.413%
Missoula, MT MSA 210 $7.85 $16,330 0.401%
Olympia, WA PMSA 320 $13.08 $27,200 0.378%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Salinas, CA MSA 110 $26.03 $54,140 0.071%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 280 $25.94 $53,950 0.151%
New York, NY PMSA 8,560 $24.12 $50,170 0.215%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 830 $23.03 $47,900 0.415%
San Jose, CA PMSA 1,940 $21.43 $44,570 0.221%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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