Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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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Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
177,890 2.1 % $14.58 $30,340 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.91 $8.24 $11.83 $18.54 $26.14
Annual Wage (2) $14,380 $17,140 $24,610 $38,560 $54,370

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other amusement and recreation industries 102,460 $16.00 $33,280
Civic and social organizations 33,960 $11.67 $24,280
Other schools and instruction 14,840 $11.96 $24,890
General medical and surgical hospitals 4,590 $14.93 $31,050
Local government (OES designation) 4,020 $12.34 $25,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Office administrative services 1,400 $25.13 $52,260
Management and technical consulting services (7) $18.76 $39,010
Other ambulatory health care services 90 $18.41 $38,300
Activities related to real estate 270 $18.07 $37,590
Promoters of performing arts and sports 50 $17.99 $37,410

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
New Hampshire 1,630 $12.02 $24,990 0.268%
Connecticut 3,470 $18.93 $39,370 0.213%
Vermont 620 $13.45 $27,980 0.213%
Hawaii 1,180 $15.01 $31,220 0.212%
Massachusetts 6,420 $15.78 $32,820 0.205%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 16,160 $19.60 $40,760 0.196%
Connecticut 3,470 $18.93 $39,370 0.213%
Illinois 8,440 $17.03 $35,420 0.148%
California 24,220 $16.40 $34,120 0.167%
New Jersey 7,020 $16.31 $33,930 0.181%

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 480 $16.70 $34,730 0.535%
Chico-Paradise, CA MSA 360 $12.03 $25,020 0.497%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 960 $21.63 $44,990 0.482%
Greeley, CO PMSA 290 $12.55 $26,110 0.412%
Burlington, VT MSA 420 $13.26 $27,580 0.403%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 330 $27.44 $57,080 0.177%
New York, NY PMSA 8,380 $24.25 $50,450 0.212%
Salinas, CA MSA 140 $23.90 $49,720 0.090%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 960 $21.63 $44,990 0.482%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,530 $21.09 $43,870 0.159%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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