Average Salary for a Personal Trainer in Texas - TX
Personal Trainer Salaries in Texas
Successful personal trainers who work privately with clients typically bill by the hour. The starting hourly wage with a single certification in major Texas cities – Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin – is $8 to $20 plus commission, according to major fitness centers contacted for this article. The Texas Labor Market and Career Information Department lists annual entry wages for fitness trainers at $16,036. However, the experienced Texas personal trainer salary is $42,468 annually. The median wage was $28,058. The bottom 10 percent earned $14,524, while the trainers in the top 10 percent earned at least $56,135. Nationwide, personal trainers and aerobics instructors in 2006 earned a median annual wage of $25,910, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $14,880. The top 10 percent earned at least $56,750. Indeed.com listed the following wages for personal trainers in major Texas cities: Austin, Texas personal trainer salary ($51,000), Dallas, Texas personal trainer salary ($53,000), El Paso, Texas personal trainer salary ($48,000), Houston, Texas personal trainer salary ($56,000) and San Antonio, Texas personal trainer salary ($48,000).
Texas Personal Trainers in the Military
Veterans in Texas and elsewhere can pursue careers in personal training with assistance from the GI Bill. Current and former members of the U.S. military considering health or fitness careers have multiple options for transitioning into a career as a personal trainer. Veterans might consider taking a part-time job as a personal trainer to earn extra money while taking college courses. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes, among others, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Personal Trainers Association (PROPTA) as approved GI Bill education programs. Members of the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bliss, Fort Hood and Fort Sam Houston Texas will find numerous options at small and large fitness centers in El Paso, Killeen and San Antonio. Veterans of Randolph AFB, Brooks City Base, Lackland AFB, Goodfellow AFB and Laughlin AFB have multiple options in the major metropolitan markets of Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston.
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos296.htm and Texas Workforce Commission/Texas Labor Market Career Information http://www.tracer2.com/cgi/dataanalysis/