Personal Trainer Salaries in Pennsylvania

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.

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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.

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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:

Experience
Annual Salary
Entry-Level
$17070
Mean (Average)
$31490
75th Percentile
$38130
90th Percentile
$50620

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:

Experience
Annual Salary
Entry-Level
$17400
Mean
$28710
Experienced
$34360

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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA-NJ
520
29700
Altoona PA
80
19630
Erie PA
250
30160
Harrisburg-Carlisle PA
480
29410
Johnstown PA
Estimate not released
22870
Lancaster PA
460
27460
Lebanon PA
Estimate not released
24130
Philadelphia PA Metropolitan Division
4740
35950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD
6580
37230
Pittsburgh PA
2200
28910
Reading PA
330
35020
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre PA
200
25700
State College PA
220
28240
Williamsport PA
Estimate not released
30290
York-Hanover PA
410
34660
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
240
21480
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
90
21880
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
190
20750
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
230
19740