One of the greatest benefits of working in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer is the flexibility it offers. What this means is that your hours of work and potential salary earnings are entirely up to you.
Naturally, one of the first questions people ask us when considering a career in fitness is “how much can I earn as a Personal Trainer?”
The answer to this question requires some explanation because it is dependent on your work situation – whether you’re employed full or part-time, whether you run your own business, or whether you work as a contractor renting space within a facility.
Regardless of your position, it’s exciting to know that working as a fitness professional provides an opportunity to earn a significant income throughout your career.
Typically, the longer you have been in the industry and the more experience you have under your belt, the more you can charge for your services.
It’s important to know how to value yourself as a Personal Trainer, and AFA Lecturer and long-time Personal Trainer Xavier Griffiths sums it up well in his short, clear explanation:
“Charge what you are worth, but be worth what you charge.”
Projected Earnings For A PT
Below is an example of projected earnings based on charging clients $60/hour. You’ll find projections based on the number of daily sessions you could run each week, as well as additional income when also including bootcamp sessions valued at $160/class.
Of course, these figures will be slightly more/less depending on the number of sessions you run and exactly what you charge.
|Daily Personal Training 1hr ($60/session)||Daily Income||Weekly Income||Monthly income (4 weeks)||Annual income (48 weeks)||Annual income inc. 1 bootcamp/ class per week||Annual income inc. 2 bootcamps/classes per week||Annual Income inc. 3 bootcamps/classes per week|
|2 PT sessions||$120||$600||$2,400||$28,800||$36,480||$44,160||$51,840|
|3 PT sessions||$180||$900||$3,600||$43,200||$50,880||$58,560||$66,240|
|4 PT sessions||$240||$1,200||$4,800||$57,600||$65,280||$72,960||$80,640|
|5 PT sessions||$300||$1,500||$6,000||$72,000||$79,680||$87,360||$95,040|
|6 PT sessions||$360||$1,800||$7,200||$86,400||$94,080||$101,760||$109,440|
|7 PT sessions||$420||$2,100||$8,400||$100,800||$108,480||$116,160||$123,840|
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