Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008

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).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


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)
229,030 1.3 % $16.50 $34,310 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.75 $9.43 $14.04 $21.35 $29.21
Annual Wage (2) $16,120 $19,610 $29,210 $44,420 $60,760


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 157,080 $17.07 $35,500
Civic and Social Organizations 34,800 $14.47 $30,090
Other Schools and Instruction 9,400 $13.68 $28,450
Local Government (OES designation) 6,840 $15.62 $32,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,280 $16.31 $33,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Religious Organizations 200 $26.23 $54,570
Educational Support Services 70 $23.98 $49,880
Office Administrative Services (8) $23.58 $49,040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) $22.60 $47,020
Other Personal Services 1,290 $22.13 $46,040


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Colorado 6,540 $18.11 $37,670 0.284%
New Hampshire 1,710 $15.70 $32,660 0.269%
Maryland 6,810 $14.90 $30,980 0.266%
Massachusetts 8,000 $21.40 $44,510 0.247%
New Jersey 9,600 $20.03 $41,650 0.241%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 16,710 $22.51 $46,810 0.194%
Massachusetts 8,000 $21.40 $44,510 0.247%
New Jersey 9,600 $20.03 $41,650 0.241%
Connecticut 3,650 $19.30 $40,130 0.215%
California 30,760 $19.10 $39,720 0.202%


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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 370 $15.91 $33,090 0.514%
Boulder, CO 820 $19.11 $39,740 0.499%
Great Falls, MT 160 $10.13 $21,060 0.449%
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 490 $13.90 $28,920 0.432%
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 570 $18.34 $38,150 0.431%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,530 $25.79 $53,650 0.204%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,760 $25.49 $53,020 0.220%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,750 $24.57 $51,120 0.277%
Barnstable Town, MA 120 $23.85 $49,600 0.123%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,010 $23.40 $48,670 0.218%


About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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