Do Personal Trainers Make Good Money?

The fitness industry is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing industries today. The Federal Government Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for Fitness Trainers is projected to grow 39 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 69,100 openings for fitness trainers and instructors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

There is a wide variety of job opportunities for graduates of the American Fitness and Nutrition Academy and American College of Sports Medicine Certified personal Trainers. Here are a just a few: National athletic club chains, online personal training and coaching services, recreational resorts, physical therapy and recovery clinics, government agencies, corporate fitness centers, boutique fitness bootcamp franchises, community centers, private client training, and the list expands every day!

Do personal trainers make good money? Yes they do!

According to the Federal Government Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was $40,510 in May 2020.

According to, The average Personal Trainer salary in Los Angeles, CA is $71,900 as of January 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $51,875 and $88,331. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.  

AFNA graduates who obtain their ACSM-CPT Certification most often are hired as Top Tier Personal Trainers with starting wages higher than entry level trainers.

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