As a personal trainer in North Dakota the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) maintains you will be joining the 560 fitness trainers who were working there in 2013 for an average annual salary of $27,460.
Potential employers include fitness clubs, spas, gyms, resorts, hospitals and private companies. There are at least seven fitness centers in Fargo, as well as centers in cities like Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minor and Williston. You can also opt to be a personal trainer for individual clients.
In either case, if you want to command the highest salary, you would be wise to earn a bachelor’s degree in fitness, exercise science, kinesiology or a related subject. North Dakota has eight schools which offer fitness trainers a bachelors degree or higher.
Statewide Fitness Trainer Salaries in North Dakota
According to the BLS 2013 occupational wage survey, fitness trainers in North Dakota earned the following:
The North Dakota Office of labor market statistics reports 2013 salaries for fitness trainers as follows:
Salaries in North Dakota’s Major Cities and Non-Metro Areas
The following data as reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 shows the differences in fitness in different parts of North Dakota: