I was offered a 1099 training opportunity at a local gym, but the LOW hourly rate suprised me (I know W2 trainers who make a higher hourly rate.) – also that there was an hourly rate for an indep contractor. There is the potential of earning 5% of sales, but as a 1099 there are no benefits and I have to add the gym as an additional insured on my policy. It seems that while I am taking on all the responsibility, the gym is making all the money – or am I missing something? Shouldn’t it be more of a split? What kinds of hourly rates should be expected these days for contract trainers?
If its a chain gym I wouldn’t expect much. If its a training studio I offer 1099’s 50% for the first month (no less than $15/session) and raise that to around 60% within their 1st year depending on their experience and performance. I do expect them to add the additional insured as well though. I will only take on NCCA accredited certified professionals as personal trainers or those with related college credentials and a proven work history so I believe they deserve decent pay for their time.