Spinning Instructor Career Overview

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What does a Spinning Instructor do?

A spin instructor is responsible for creating fun lesson plans that are appropriate for students of all fitness levels while curating and maintaining a playlist of music for each class. In some cases, instructors may create specialized exercises for participants with physical limitations or injuries. 

Additionally, a spinning instructor will:

  • Maintain a clean and safe workout area.
  • Ensure that the provided microphone, sound system, and exercise bikes are in an excellent and sanitary condition at all times.

How much does a Spinning Instructor make?

The average spinning instructor salary in the United States is $58,422.

Glassdoor reported the following in terms of hourly wage per gym/instruction facility: 

LA Fitness Spin Instructor salaries – 5 salaries reported


YMCA Spin Instructor salaries – 4 salaries reported


YMCA Spin Instructor salaries – 1 salary reported


University of Southern California Spin Instructor salaries – 1 salary reported


This will vary by state.

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