Exercise Physiologist Salary

An Exercise Physiologist earns an average wage of $18.62 per hour. A skill in Exercise Testing is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$30,242 - $58,293
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$30K
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$58K
MEDIAN: $40,827
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$13.57 - $24.56
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,242 - $58,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,800  
Total Pay (?
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$29,568 - $53,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $24.56  
   
Overtime
$8.39 - $34.53  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,568 - $53,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
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Job Description for Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiologists perform rehabilitation services for chronic illness, disability, or health related fitness. They are frequently employed in hospitals and physical therapy clinics. This profession is very people-oriented, as exercise physiologists are there for their patients during every step of their rehabilitation. They assess their patients' conditions, analyze their issues, and come up with an individualized treatment plan to help the patient improve their health. When physical activity is part of the rehabilitation plan, they instruct and monitor the use of exercise equipment by their patients. Additionally, they serve as a counselor and educator to the patient, helping them to meet their fitness and treatment plan goals. In this profession, employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours or on weekends. Some of the work is mental, such as designing exercise plans, but the work may also be physical when working with an exercising patient.

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Exercise Physiologist Tasks

  • Recommend, instruct and monitor use of exercise equipment by patient.
  • Conduct assessment, analysis and treatment plan.
  • Perform rehabilitation services for chronic illness, disability or health related fitness.
  • Counsel and educate patient to meet fitness and treatment plan goals.

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Experience Affects Exercise Physiologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Exercise Physiologist Salaries

Exercise Testing
up arrow 26%

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Exercise Prescription
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 5%

Health and Wellness
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 19%
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