Personal Trainer Salaries in Louisiana

Louisiana lives up to its nickname of “Sportsman’s Paradise” with year-round golfing, hiking, and biking. The state is also known for its water sports—swimming, sailing, waterskiing, and windsurfing are all big in Louisiana.

The popularity of these outdoor sports in Louisiana bodes well for you as a personal trainer. Louisiana’s outdoor enthusiasts want to stay fit, so they can continue enjoying their recreational activities. As a well qualified personal trainer, you can help them do so while earning a good salary.

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Salary Ranges of Personal Trainers in Louisiana

You can do quite well as a fitness trainer in Louisiana, particularly if you have experience. The Louisiana Department of Labor and Industry provides the salaries of personal trainers who worked in the state in 2014:

Experience
Hourly Wage
Experienced
$26.09
Average
$14.83
Entry-level
$8.03
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You have numerous opportunities to work in Louisiana’s many gyms. New Orleans alone has more than 60 gyms. Snap Fitness alone had 45 locations throughout Louisiana as of 2015. Climbing gyms are increasing in popularity in Louisiana, with six cities throughout the state hosting a total of seven climbing gyms.

Louisiana has some highly notable fitness professionals. For instance, Red Lerille has been in the business for more than 50 years and boasts the 210,000 square foot Red Lerille’s Health and Racquet Club located on 20 acres in Lafayette. This city also boasts the City Club at River ranch that joined ClubIndustry.com’s list of the 100 most profitable health clubs in 2012.

Salaries for Personal Trainers in Louisiana’s Key Regions

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the salary ranges of personal trainers throughout Louisiana in 2013. Those located in Lafayette had substantially higher salaries than their colleagues in the rest of the state:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Baton Rouge LA
530
31520
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux LA
50
36520
Lafayette LA
130
44340
Lake Charles LA
30
34690
Monroe LA
70
41190
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner LA
640
29280
Shreveport-Bossier City LA
160
34910
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
24060
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
24110
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
110
23710