This occupation has a very low probability of automation.

8.5% probability

of automation

9.8% growth

projected to 2026

299,200 employed

currently in the US

$42,780 annual wage

US, median ($20.57 hourly)

What they do

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Excludes teachers classified in 25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations. Excludes “Coaches and Scouts” (27-2022) and "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 8.5% likely to be automated. It ranks 164 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 299,200 people have this job. They earn $42,780 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $12,799,776,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $20.57.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 9.8% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 328,400 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).