Although there are norms in the salary range for this position, you will only be able to get whatever the facility which you are applying to is willing to pay you. Our industry is very unregulated. You can always negotiate, but chances are there won’t be much room to maneuver. If you are someone who has a lot of experience and some great ideas which can generate some extra revenue for that particular club, then you have better chances in asking for more money either as a percentage of what you can generate or as a bonus at the end of each pay period (monthly yearly, etc.).
You can always ask the interviewer (many times they will let you know what that number is) about the salary range and then it’s up to you how you will approach it from that point on. Good luck to you.
you may find the 2013 Fitness Compensation Guide helpful.
I lead groups in people’s homes with an option to pay $10 as a walk-in or buy a package of 4 sessions for $32 which the attendee has 6 weeks to spend ’till it expires. If an attendee brings a friend she gets a free session. The trick is to find a hostess who 1: has the space w/a good floor and 2: will make the calls to her circle of friends. She, of course has free classes too unless attendance drops down below 6 on any occasion. All she has to provide is water & cups. I won’t agree to start until we have 6 paying attendees, each bringing her own weights and mat. I have to be honest. Sometimes we are below 6; sometimes we are above 6! Either way, I get my workout!! Good luck!
Hello Koren Kiracofe,
That is a tough one; pay rates are all over the place. You may do better to call facilities in your area. If you want to make this a career, getting your foot in the door may be more important than a certain pay scale. You would also be bringing home more clients and followers while expanding your resume.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.