This is a very important topic for my consideration of personal training, I realize that alot goes into how much you can make. This is the job I plan to have while in college therefore I need to have the ability to pay for my rent at the very least, main point of this is as a first time personal trainer with a nationaly accredited certification would it be reasonable to expect to make $1000 a month working no more than 30 hours a week?
$1,000 a month working 30 hours a week comes down to about $11.00 an hour. Most trainers who I know make more than that, but it’s also based on your ability to sell training.
Have you considered group exercise? A HIIT class, a bootcamp class, a weight training class that is close to your area of interest? That’s a guaranteed income stream week after week.
I paid my way through graduate school teaching group exercise as my only job, 11 to 13 classes per week. I had a tuition scholarship but had to pay for my room, board, and books. I stacked my classes so that I was teaching 2 at a time for time efficiency. Keep in mind that this was 20 years ago that I was in grad school so the wages are different today, but my choices were office work at around $6.00 per hour versus group-ex at $16 to $20 per hour. It was an easy decision.