When I managed a studio the starting rate was $35 per hour and up
Because I was also a group exercise leader, I knew the value of a good teacher and what they would bring to the studio.
I know it was on the high end but retention was also high
Like most teachers, this is a very underpaid position!
They pay of a group fitness instructor should be dependent on number of students you attract to their class. If you are a great instructor then you are an asset to the club and you should be compensated more.
At www.FriendsBFit.com we keep a very small % of the revenue earned thus if you have 20 students per class and you charge $10 per class you will take more more than $150..
How do we do this, we are an online gym where we have built the technology where you can conduct a live group fitness class right from your home, so there is no commuting. also you can have clients from all over the US. Contact me if you are interested at [email protected]
The high-end gyms here in NY pay $50 per class.
If it is a corporate client desires to hire my company, I bill $100 per class.
My nursing homes I bill $75 per hour and they pay for other reasonable expenses associated with providing services to the nursing homes.
It all depends on what you negotiate.