Spinning instructors may work with individual clients or instruct courses on stationary bike riding for physical fitness. The salary a spinning instructor earns depends on the type of facility that employs him, his level of experience and training, and the cost of living.
Simply Hired states that the average salary of a spinning instructor is $38,000 as of 2011. Spinning instructors are grouped with all fitness workers in the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of May 2009, which calculated the average salary as $35,340 annually. Instructors in the 10th percentile earned less than $16,430 a year while those in the 90th percentile earned over $62,120.
Spinning instructors working in amusement and recreation industries earned an average salary of $36,700 as of 2009, according to the bureau, while those employed by civic and social organizations earned an average of $30,540. In other schools and instruction, the average salary of a spinning instructor is $29,610, while local government offers an average of $33,950 and hospitals offer an average of $34,940.
The metropolitan area with the highest concentration of fitness workers such as spinning instructors as of 2009 was Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, which offers an average salary of $40,000 a year. Framingham, Massachusetts, is the nation’s top paying area for these instructors with a mean annual salary of $64,350, followed by the New York City metropolitan area at $56,000 and Nassau-Suffolk, New York, at $54,260 annually.
In larger fitness facilities, spinning instructors may advance to positions such as group exercise director, fitness director or general manager. Higher wages are also available in other industries. For example, spinning instructors and other fitness workers employed in technical and trade schools earned an average of $49,410 as of 2009, while those working for religious organizations earned an average of $53,140 and those in educational support services earned an average of $54,940, according to the bureau.