Personal Trainer Salaries in Florida

With its amazing wilderness areas and stunning beaches, Florida draws those who like to stay in shape for hardcore outdoor recreational activities. Hiking, scuba diving, kayaking, and swimming are all big here. As a personal trainer, this gives you an opportunity to help Florida’s residents young and old stay toned and fit, all while earning a good salary.

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The fitness industry is big business in Florida. In fact, he state has the fourth highest number of fitness centers in the country. Because of this, Florida has a large number of fitness trainers—13,339 as of 2014 according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

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The number of jobs for personal trainers in Florida is expected to increase 60% more the national job growth rate for this profession. The DOE expects the number of personal trainers in the state to increase by 20.8% between 2014 and 2022. This should result in 4,477 new jobs becoming available during this time frame.

Salaries and New Opportunities for Florida’s Personal Trainers

Entry-level personal trainers in Florida earned 4.9% more than the national average in 2014. The DEO provides the salaries for personal trainers in Florida based on level of experience:

Experience
Annual Salary
Experienced
$40810
Average
$33446
Entry-level
$18720

In addition to its many big-box gyms, Florida has a number of specialty fitness centers. Two such businesses made the Greatist list of the 21 most innovative gyms in the country for 2012:

  • Institute of Human Performance – Boca Raton
  • David Barton Gym – Miami Beach

One of the latest fitness trends is sweeping through Florida and resulting in a number of new fitness centers. Pure Barre is making its mark in Florida with 16 studios in the state as of 2014. The franchise is continuing to expand heavily into the Miami area.

Extensive Analysis of Personal Trainer Salaries in Florida

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an analysis of the salaries of personal trainers in numerous cities in Florida along with several nonmetropolitan areas (2013). These professionals had substantially higher salaries when they were located in the Naples area:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL
340
35880
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin FL
130
30290
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL
290
34450
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL Metropolitan Division
1190
30190
Jacksonville FL
700
29310
Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
200
28600
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach FL
3980
31580
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
1040
31330
Naples-Marco Island FL
280
48590
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota FL
490
29140
Ocala FL
50
24470
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL
1490
33260
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL
330
37210
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL
230
34690
Port St. Lucie FL
210
33140
Punta Gorda FL
100
20600
Sebastian-Vero Beach FL
80
33650
Tallahassee FL
250
36350
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
2560
34820
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach FL Metropolitan Division
1750
32680
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
40
35340
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
120
24390
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
90
32810