Fitness trainers rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, fitness trainers rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy fitness trainers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Sports scout
4.0
$35k
Sports writer
3.6
$25k
Fitness trainer
3.6
$40k
Physical education teacher
3.5
$63k
Fitness and wellness coordinator
3.5
$74k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are fitness trainers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do fitness trainers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as fitness trainers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are fitness trainer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are fitness trainers making the best use of their abilities?

Are fitness trainers happy with their salary?