An Exercise Physiologist earns an average wage of $18.33 per hour. A skill in Stress Testing is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Exercise Physiologist Total Pay (?
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$29,937 - $52,511
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MEDIAN: $40,446
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Exercise Physiologist Total Pay (?
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$13.28 - $24.87
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,937 - $52,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,935  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $1,965  
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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$28,874 - $53,190  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $33.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $1,965  
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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$28,874 - $53,190  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 610
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Exercise Physiologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
up arrow 9%
Houston
up arrow 7%
Cleveland
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National Average
$40,000
Detroit
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Atlanta
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Columbia
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Experience Affects Exercise Physiologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Exercise Physiologist Salaries

Stress Testing
up arrow 11%
Rehabilitation
0%
National Average
$40,000
Patient Education
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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