Exercise Specialist Salary

Earnings for Exercise Specialists in the United States come in at around $15.88 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.81 per hour and $22.68. The majority of Exercise Specialists (62 percent) who took the survey are female. For the most part, Exercise Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,661 - $69,043
(Median)
$30K
$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $37,731
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$11.81 - $22.68
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,661 - $69,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
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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$25,487 - $51,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $22.68  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $31.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
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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$25,487 - $51,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Job Description for Exercise Specialist

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

Common Career Paths for Exercise Specialist


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For Exercise Specialists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Exercise Specialists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Exercise Physiologist.

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Exercise Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Rehabilitation and Health and Wellness are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Health and Wellness.

Pay by Experience Level for Exercise Specialist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Exercise Specialists. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $33K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $35K. Exercise Specialists bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $52K.

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Experience Affects Exercise Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Exercise Specialist Salaries

Rehabilitation
up arrow 14%

National Average
$35,000

Health and Wellness
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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