What is the average fitness instructor salary?

The average fitness instructor salary is $46,000 per year as of 2010. Fitness instructors in the top 25 percent of the pay scale make about $67,000 per year. Fitness instructors in the lowest 25 percent of the payscale make approximately $37,000 per year. Fitness instructor salaries can vary greatly based on a number of variables. If the instructor works at an established health club, this number will generally be on the high end of the scale. Working at a smaller club or in a rural area could result in a lower salary.