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Average Salary for a Personal Trainer in South Carolina - SC

Salary for Personal Trainers in South Carolina

In a state where salaries are typically lower than the national average, personal trainers are doing quite well. The average salary statewide is $45,000 with salaries around resort destinations like Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach being even higher.

Indeed.com records that personal trainers in the major cities of South Carolina are as follows: 

Anderson, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $37,000
Beaufort, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $47,000
Charleston, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $41,000
Columbia, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $36,000
Florence, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $44,000
Greenville, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $37,000
Hilton Head, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $47,000
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $49,000
Spartanburg, South Carolina personal trainer salary - $36,000

 Military

With one army base, three navy/marines bases (including the legendary Parris Island), two Coast Guard and three Air Force bases in the state, South Carolina definitely boasts some "military towns." There are over 38,000 active duty personnel and another 26,700 reservists.

With such a population of fit and health-conscious soldiers in the state, the opportunities for personal trainers are excellent. There is essentially a steady stream of soldiers and their families trying to stay fit but also countless opportunities for veterans to become certified themselves. Because most soldiers and sailors are fit and healthy already and accustomed to the kinds of training they are likely to receive to become a personal trainer, an abbreviated certification courses would be the perfect way to start their business without much investment of time or money.

However, veterans should also keep in mind that the GI bill will help with tuition, making a more advanced program at one of South Carolina's educational institutions an investment with more long-term benefits.


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