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Average Salary for a Personal Trainer in Georgia - GA

Salary Information for Georgia Personal Trainers

As the country continues on its drive for better health, the demand for qualified personal trainers increases each year. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that there will be a 27 percent increase in personal trainer job openings between 2006 and 2016.

The BLS reports that nationwide average earnings for personal trainers are just under $40,000 a year. In general, personal trainers work a minimum of 40 hours each week and receive benefits from their employers, though some choose to be independent contractors. Salaries are based on level of experience and particular situational tasks expected from the trainer in the job.

Personal trainers in Georgia enjoy a higher than usual average salary of about $65,000, according to Indeed.com, though salaries vary from city to city. Here is a listing of several Georgia cities and their typical median yearly salaries for certified personal trainers:

Augusta, Georgia personal trainer salary: $61,000
Sandy Springs, Georgia personal trainer salary: $63,000
Duluth, Georgia personal trainer salary: $63,000
Marietta, Georgia personal trainer salary: $63,000
Alpharetta, Georgia personal trainer salary: $63,000
Columbus, Georgia personal trainer salary: $57,000
Savannah, Georgia personal trainer salary: $54,000

References: US BLS, Indeed.com

Military Information for Georgia Personal Trainers

Georgia boasts a total of 12 major military installations, including six Army bases, one Navy and Marine Corps base, three Air Force Bases and two Coast Guard establishments. Army installations include Fort Benning, Fort Gillem, Fort Gordon, Fort McPherson, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The Navy and Marine Corps have the Naval Supply Corps School, while the Air Force has Dobbins, Robbins and Moody Air Force Bases. The Coast Guard offices include the Marine Safety Office and Air Station. In total, more than 100,000 military members live in Georgia, including more than 62,000 on current active duty.

The military offers two programs that can assist its members in obtaining personal training certifications. All military members are offered tuition assistance through the GI Bill that may cover up to 100 percent of their education, up to and including college or university degrees. Plus, the Army vocational/Technical Pilot Program (AVOTEC) will provide up to $4500 for active duty Army soldiers and other personnel toward the vocational training of their choice. This benefit may also cover military family members who wish to become personal trainers.


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