You’ve made a good choice if you’ve decided upon a career as a fitness trainer in Pennsylvania where, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10,970 personal trainers earned an average annual salary of $40,740 in 2013.
Pennsylvania is home to top-notch fitness centers located across the state, including at many of the state’s active ski resorts in the Poconos, the Alleghenies and the Laurel Highlands. Pennsylvania also boasts 86,000 miles of rivers and streams eager to welcome kayakers, boaters and fishing enthusiasts. In spring and summer hikers and bikers set off on the 335-mile trail through the Alleghenies or head north for Presque Isle, the 11-mile peninsula of beaches, camping and boating facilities on Lake Erie.
No wonder the US Department of Labor maintains that employment opportunities for fitness trainers in Pennsylvania will increase by 25 percent by 2020.
Fitness Trainer Salaries in Pennsylvania
The 2013 US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Wage Survey reports the following salaries for fitness trainers in Pennsylvania:
As a matter of comparison, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Occupational Wage Report for 2013 released the following salaries for fitness trainers:
It is noted that personal trainers who travel to the homes of individual clients to give private sessions charge an average of $75.00/hour according to the reports of trainers themselves.
Fitness Trainer Salaries in Different Areas of Pennsylvania
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) maintains that Philadelphia is the nation’s metropolitan area with the fifth highest employment level for this occupation. The following BLS table lists fitness trainer salaries in various key areas of Pennsylvania: