Exercise Specialist Salary

Pay for Exercise Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.96 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.89 per hour and $22.73. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Female Exercise Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. Most Exercise Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,360 - $64,341

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$11.89 - $22.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,360 - $64,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,535 - $50,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $22.73  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $31.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$25,535 - $50,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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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Exercise Specialists who go on to become Exercise Physiologists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Exercise Physiologist, an upper-level role, pays $37K.

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Typical Exercise Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Rehabilitation and Health and Wellness are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Health and Wellness.

Pay by Experience Level for Exercise Specialist

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


Exercise Specialists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $33K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $35K. Exercise Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $52K.

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Experience Affects Exercise Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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 20 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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