Every part of the country is different. i did a national comparison along with our local comparison and set my own individual rate, therefore being independent. I provide my own insurance and pay in taxes. But by setting my own rate it really opens several doors. I also reimburse the gym a percentage each time I train a client in their gym.
Hi Heidi. The issue of salaries for certified fitness professionals has been surveyed and researched throughout the years. You can find some of these results here on the IDEA article site. Salary is dependent upon a number of factors such as: supply and demand, education and skill level, locale, etc.
I hope that this helps.