I know that most of you cannot help answer this question, since it would be based on my location, etc. However, I see that my local YMCA is hiring as well as a place that is just like the Y but I would have to drive every day. I am curious if anyone knows what the average pay is for a community center such as the Y for Personal Trainers. I am currently employed, and even though I like my job I also know that I make at least a few dollars less an hour than an average personal trainer. I am curious. Have you ever worked for the Y or a community center?
It truly depends on where you live and your experience: in NYC metro area, I made $50/hour to teach group fitness and $45/hour to privately train – which I always thought was ironic. In the DC area, I make $28/per class and $35/hour for PT or specialty fitness classes. I know that in rural areas you do make much less.