Personal Trainer Salaries in Michigan

Michigan offers a number of opportunities for fitness buffs to enjoy outdoor recreation. Outdoor enthusiasts can take part in water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, swimming, diving, and snorkeling. The state is a winter wonderland and has more ski areas than anywhere else in the country.

The outdoor enthusiasts in Michigan offer you a ready client base. Many of them will rely on you to help keep tin shape, so they can continue enjoying their favorite outdoor sports.

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The state has some high profile fitness companies. Birmingham-based Powerhouse Gyms International tied for number 35 in the ClubIndustry.com list of the top 100 most profitable health clubs for 2012. This company opened two large gyms in Michigan with one of them being a 60,000 square foot facility in Novi.

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Total Fitness Center and Michigan Barbell in Howell established itself as the state’s powerlifting hub with famed powerlifter Ken Richardson as its advisor. West Bloomfield-based PureRyde has started expanding throughout the country.

Salaries and Job Growth of Personal Trainers in Michigan

Your salary as a personal trainer in Michigan will vary depending on your level of experience. With experience, you can earn 2.7 times more than when you are just starting out according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. This agency provides the salaries for Michigan’s personal trainers from 2013:

  • Experienced – $47,180
  • Average – $29,780
  • Entry-level – $17,140

The fitness industry is growing nationally and in Michigan as well. Job growth for personal trainers in the state is higher than the national average. The number of personal trainer jobs is expected to increase by 15.6% between 2010 and 2020 and generate an average of 188 jobs a year in Michigan.

Personal Trainer Salaries Throughout Michigan’s Urban and Rural Areas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an extensive analysis of the salaries of personal trainers throughout Michigan in 2013. Personal trainers in the Muskegon area had the highest average salary, while experienced fitness trainers earned the most in the rural area of the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Ann Arbor MI
510
34300
Battle Creek MI
140
24360
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn MI Metropolitan Division
680
30200
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI
2700
30510
Flint MI
110
34560
Grand Rapids-Wyoming MI
1390
25450
Holland-Grand Haven MI
70
28930
Jackson MI
70
21690
Kalamazoo-Portage MI
220
27200
Lansing-East Lansing MI
550
37440
Muskegon-Norton Shores MI
Estimate not released
39090
Niles-Benton Harbor MI
110
24800
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North MI
80
34040
South Bend-Mishawaka IN-MI
180
35210
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills MI Metropolitan Division
2020
30610
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
150
23510
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
140
28960
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
39450
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
24900