Average Salary for a Personal Trainer in North Carolina - NC

North Carolina Personal Trainer Salaries

Salaries for personal trainers in North Carolina can vary, depending on place of employment and whether the work is fulltime or part-time. Another contributor to salary level may be educational background. Growth in the field may be pushing the state toward licensure, another credential that may increase the level of salaries for personal trainers in the state.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual North Carolina personal trainer salary for the 1,670 personal trainers in Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord is $30,620. In Raleigh-Cary the mean salary of the 1,200 trainers is $35,240. In Durham, the mean salary for its 500 trainers is $43,770. These salaries are higher than the national averages for personal trainers; nationally personal trainers in the 10th percentile earn $16,120; in the 25th percentile, $19,610; in the 50th percentile, $29,210; in the 75th percentile, $44,420; and in the 90th percentile $60,760.

Military Section

North Carolina is host to several significant military installations: the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune and its Air Station at Cherry Point; the U.S. Army’s Fort Bragg; the U.S. Air Force’s Pope and Seymour Johnson Air Force Bases; the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City. One important specialty in a military context is physical therapy, and this credential, according to the U.S. Army’s educational information, gives service people skills that contribute to a personal trainer certification. More information on the veterans certification benefit is available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Members of the United States military as well as reservists and former military people are all subject to a GI Bill that can help them get training and education that will speed their transition to employment on the outside. The Army’s educational website notes, for example, that certification examinations are fully funded up to $2,000 per exam through the Montgomery G.I. Bill, and the Army offers a personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise. Members of the military are well aware of the importance of maintaining their physical health and may be well suited to this growing profession.

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