How much does a personal trainer earn?

Working in an industry which you love, and getting paid for it can sometimes seem too good to be true! However, when considering a career in the fitness industry, it is important to consider the salary you can expect to make and ensure it corresponds with your financial obligations and lifestyle. Naturally, one of the first questions people ask when considering a career as a PT is “how much can I earn as a Personal Trainer?

The beauty of becoming a personal trainer, is you will usually be self-employed, meaning you determine your level of income. This, of course, has pros and cons, but if you are seriously committed to making a career out of your passion for fitness, you should have no problem making a very comfortable personal trainer salary.

Below is an example of projected earnings based on charging clients $60/hour. You can of course charge more or less depending on your level of expertise, and work as much/as little as you like over a week, month or year.

Daily Personal Training 1hr ($60/session) Daily Income Weekly Income Monthy income 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 $2,520 $28,800 $36,480 $44,160 $51,840
3 PT sessions $180 $900 $3,780 $43,200 $50,560 $58,560 $66,240
4 PT sessions $240 $1,200 $5,040 $57,600 $65,280 $72,960 $80,640
5 PT sessions $300 $1,500 $6,300 $72,000 $79,680 $87,360 $95,040
6 PT sessions $360 $1,800 $7,560 $86,400 $94,080 $101,760 $109,440
7 PT sessions $420 $2,100 $8,820 $100,800 $108,480 $116,160 $123,840


NB: These are projected example earnings only as self-employed revenue is ultimately up to the individual. The above mention regarding revenue is not anticipated as financial advice – you should seek professional direction for any questions regarding your finances.

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