There were 8,070 fitness/personal trainers earning a good salary in North Carolina according to the 2013 survey of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. These North Carolinians were happily working at fitness centers, spas, resorts, hotels and community centers or as independent trainers for individual clients.
Residents of the Tar Heel State take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy swimming and boating along North Carolina’s Eastern Atlantic coastline and barrier islands or, during the winter, skiing in the Appalachian Mountains where 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi River.
Participants turn to fitness trainers to help them stay in shape in order to fully enjoy these outdoor activities and this is a good time for you to embark upon a fitness career. The North Carolina Department of Labor and Economic Analysis predicts that for every 140 fitness trainer jobs in 2013, there will be 180 jobs in 2020, representing an anticipated 28.6 percent increase.
Salaries You Can Expect as a Fitness Trainer in North Carolina
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following 2013 salaries for fitness trainers in North Carolina:
As a comparison, the North Carolina Department of Labor lists the following fitness trainer salaries for 2014:
Keep in mind that if you decide to become an independent personal trainer you can set your own hourly fee to compensate not only for the session time but for your gasoline and time spent driving to and from the client’s home.
Fitness Trainer Salaries in Different Areas of North Carolina
You should expect salaries to vary with location. The following US Bureau of Labor Statistics table lists salaries in key areas of North Carolina: