Personal Trainer Salaries in Connecticut

Connecticut offers numerous outdoor activities for both residents and tourists. The state has a gorgeous park system for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. In the winter, it offers both downhill and cross-country skiing. As a personal trainer, you have the opportunity to help avid outdoorsmen and women stay in shape, so they can continue to pursue their passions. And you can do this while earning a good salary!

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Connecticut’s Personal Trainer Salaries

Personal trainers in Connecticut earned the fourth highest average salary in the country in 2013 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Both cities and rural areas can be lucrative places to train clients in Connecticut.

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The Bridgeport area had the seventh highest average salary for personal trainers of all cities in the country. Also, the northwestern nonmetropolitan area of Connecticut was the third highest paying area of its kind in the country. The Connecticut Department of Labor provides the salaries for personal trainers with different levels of experience (2014):

Experience
Annual Salary
% Increase Over the National Salary
Experienced
$83845
2%
Average
$47944
9%
Entry-level
$19926
7%

Since Connecticut is the wealthiest state in the country, it is a good place for you to find clients. Danbury had the highest concentration of jobs for personal trainers of any city in the country in 2013 according to the BLS. The Bridgeport area was number six on the list of cities with the highest number of personal trainer jobs.

Connecticut has a wide variety of gyms ranging from such locally owned ones as Innovative Fitness & Wellness and SISU Elite Fitness, to national franchises such as LA Fitness and Planet Fitness. Club 24 Concept Gyms had 20 locations throughout Connecticut in 2015.

Personal Trainer Salaries in Key Regions of Connecticut

The BLS provides a thorough analysis of the salaries of personal trainers throughout Connecticut. Fitness trainers located in Danbury made extremely high wages in 2013. The average salary there was $8,230 higher than the second highest paying region. Experienced personal trainers in Danbury approached six figure incomes:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
1760
57620
Danbury CT
320
39010
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
1040
38090
New Haven CT
460
43830
Norwich-New London CT-RI
150
34270
Springfield MA-CT
680
38990
Waterbury CT
140
34870
Worcester MA-CT
680
45640
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
49390