How to Grow your Salary
I have been a trainer for 17 years now. I have obtained in that time 12 certifications. Ranging from Personal Training to Youth Training to Medical Exercise Therapy to Advanced PT, Advanced Nutrition and Weight Loss Specialist just to name a few. Knowledge is POWER in today's industry. Clients have become more aware of exercise and nutrition so we need to be always ahead of the game and constantly learning more.
So my Salary has increased dramatically in the last three years. Three years ago i was making $66,000 in the gym and $20,000 outside of gym. Pretty good right cause that's $86,000
Two years ago my salary jumped up to $88,000 in the gym and about $30,000 to $40,000 outside of gym. Even better cause now I'm at $118,000 to $128,000!
In 2007 i pulled in $108,000 in the gym and over $50,000 outside of gym. Ok..I'm pretty tapped out with this because I was pulling shifts like 5:30am to 10pm on most days but still having weekends off. It's all about balance and commitment.
This year I plan not to work as much but i have increased my rates significantly to make up the income.
It's important to increase your rates it shows that you are an important commodity.