Exercise Specialist Salary

Exercise Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $16.78 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although about one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Men make up a slight majority of Exercise Specialists (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Exercise Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,793 - $61,042
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$12.49 - $20.88
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Salary $28,793 - $61,042
Bonus $750
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$26,827 - $50,686
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.49 - $20.88
Hourly Tips $13.33
Overtime $7.68 - $34.86
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $750
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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$26,827 - $50,686
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129

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Job Description for Exercise Specialist

Fitness specialists work primarily in gyms to help patrons stay in shape. Gyms may be corporate or commercial environments, and these specialists may work with clients one-on one-or in groups on cardio or weight-lifting activities, as well as provide fitness counseling.

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Exercise Specialist Tasks

  • Teach individuals or groups how to properly perform exercises and use exercise equipment.
  • Monitor and chart customer's changes in fitness levels over a period of time.
  • Design custom exercise and lifestyle plans for people of different ages and abilities.

Common Career Paths for Exercise Specialist


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Exercise Specialists who go on to become Exercise Physiologists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Exercise Physiologist, an upper-level role, pays $38K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Exercise Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Exercise Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Exercise Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Exercise Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Exercise Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 19 salaries. An Exercise Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 5 salaries.

Exercise Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Exercise Specialist?

Exercise Specialist in Rapid City:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: Helping people obtain a healthier more mobile lifestyle is amazing. I love helping those who need my help.
Cons: Grumpy people who really do not care to be there, and give you grief about everything.

Exercise Specialist in Pittsburgh:
"Casual dress."
Pros: Working with people. Body, mind and spirit.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Exercise Specialist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Exercise Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Exercise Specialist Salaries

Rehabilitation
▲11%

National Average
$35,000

Health and Wellness
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 24%
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