This report, which is published every two years by IHRSA, provides a detailed analysis of compensation and benefits practices for the health club industry. Salary and compensation results provided in the report are based on data from more than 200 North American facilities.

Compensation data is included for nearly 60 job titles, including base salary and total compensation for club and executive-level staff as well as hourly pay and commissions data for club-level employees. Data on medical insurance, retirement plans, leave days, and other benefits are also analyzed in the report.

New to this year’s report is an infographic snapshot of benefits practices as well as graphics summarizing compensation data for the most commonly requested job titles. Along with the in-depth report data across various levels of the organization, club operators can refer to these snapshots for a quick overview of pay for CEO, general manager, personal trainer, and group exercise instructor job titles.

“Most responding companies provide medical insurance to their salaried employees (91%) and hourly employees (71%). On average, companies pay 67% of the premium for salaried club-level employees and 61% of the premium for hourly club-level employees.”

The report also provides a brief macroeconomic outlook on compensation and unemployment. According to a separate nationwide WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, companies offered salary increases of roughly 3% to employees in 2016. In 2017, firms are projecting similar salary budget increases of 3%.

Based on voluntary survey data provided by IHRSA member clubs in the United States and Canada, this report provides compensation information for senior management/corporate staff, salaried club-level employees, and hourly club-level employees. Salary information for job titles is provided by geographical region, club type, and size in total annual revenues. The report is available in full and in three cost-effective parts for those who don’t need the entire publication.