Maine’s spectacular scenery offers numerous opportunities for the physically fit. Summer activities range from hiking the Appalachian Trail to climbing in Maine’s mountains. The state gets over 200 inches of snow a year and becomes a winter play land for skiers and snowboarders. In addition, Maine is known for its world-class toboggan run at the Camden Snow Bowl.
You can help the residents and tourists in Maine stay in tip-top shape, so they can continue to enjoy all that Maine has to offer. Maine’s culture of fitness has drawn some luminaries in the field. The NCSA (National Strength and Conditioning) personal trainer of the year for 2009 was a Maine native. Mark Nutting returned to the state after years managing and training in clubs in Boston and New York City.
Salaries and Job Growth for Personal Trainers in Maine
Maine is a great place for you to work as a personal trainer. The average salary was 11.1% higher than the national average for this profession in 2013 according to the Maine Center for Workforce Research and Information (CWRI). Portland in particular is a good city for fitness training. It had the sixth highest average salary for personal trainers of any city in the country according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The CWRI provides the range of salaries that personal trainers earned in Maine during 2013:
The field of personal training is growing in Maine as young and old alike seek to improve their health through physical activity. The CWRI estimates that the number of jobs for personal trainers in Maine will increase by 3.9% between 2012 and 2022.
Salaries for Personal Trainers in Key Regions of Maine
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides substantial detail on the salaries of personal trainers in Maine’s major cities and rural areas in 2013. Personal trainers in the Portland area had substantially higher salaries than their colleagues in the rest of Maine. Experienced trainers in this area averaged more than $92,000 a year: