An Exercise Physiologist earns an average wage of $19.83 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Ekg, Exercise Testing, Patient Education, and Cardiology. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$29,862 - $65,836
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MEDIAN: $42,287
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,862 - $65,836  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $5,011  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$14,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,354 - $60,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $27.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$16.38 - $39.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$50.68 - $5,011  
   
Commission
$14,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$30,354 - $60,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 344

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Job Description for Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiologists focus on how exercise affects the body, often according to various health conditions, and are often tasked with restoring health to conditions prior to medical problems or simply improving basic functioning of the body. These physiologists may be present at gyms, hospitals, wellness centers, research centers, and even athletic settings, and are often in charge of overseeing exercise programs for individual clients or groups. Prior to administering exercise programs, they may perform evaluations of clients' abilities and goals. As time goes on, they will help clients progress and maintain healthier lifestyles, and administer health education such as home exercise assignments and dietary guidelines.

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Exercise Physiologist Tasks

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

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Exercise Physiologist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Exercise Physiologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Exercise Physiologist Salaries

Ekg
up arrow 26%

Exercise Testing
up arrow 21%

Cardiology
up arrow 19%

Patient Education
up arrow 19%

Stress Testing
up arrow 10%

EKG Interpretation
up arrow 9%

National Average
$42,000



Health Education
up arrow 3%

Exercise Prescription
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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