How much do Pilates teachers make?

How much do Pilates teachers make?

Becoming a Pilates instructor is a way to do what you love while making a positive impact on people’s lives. Whether you intend to make a living teaching Pilates classes or simply want to pick up a few hours as a part-time instructor, you’re probably wondering how much money do Pilates teachers make?

The answer is that there is actually a salary range depending on a number of factors, including how long you’ve been teaching, whether or not you hold a certification, and the city in which you live. An ACE survey conducted in 2010 showed that full-time fitness instructors made approximately $24.00 an hour and part-time earned around 10% more.

The part of the country you live in and the amount of time you’ve been teaching can affect the level of compensation you receive. For example, according to the PayScale Salary website, an instructor with 5 years of teaching experience in San Diego, California has the potential to earn closer to $27.40 per hour or an annual salary of $57,000.


How much you can make as a Pilates teacher also depends on the type of training you have under your belt. Earning a certification from a recognized organization like the Pilates Sports Center (PSC) program gives you a leg up on the competition. PSC is an internationally recognized teacher training which incorporates both the classical style of Pilates as well as the more updated version, often referred to as “West Coast” Pilates.

Propel Pilates hosts PSC Pilates training classes at our facility. The PSC program gives you the knowledge and practical experience to become an excellent instructor. Click on our website for a list of prerequisites as well as required forms.

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Teaching Pilates classes is a fun, fulfilling way to earn a living. A bonus when you choose to attend training at Propel is that you get the opportunity to learn from the best Pilates teachers in an upbeat, positive, and interactive environment.

If improving your own health at the same time as teaching others to do the same sounds like a great way to make money, check out Propel Pilates teacher training in San Diego.