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Exercise Specialist Salary

Exercise Specialists in the United States take home an average $15.86 per hour. Women account for the majority of Exercise Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Although one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Exercise Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,274 - $69,688
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$29K
$38K
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MEDIAN: $38,165
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$11.69 - $21.37
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,274 - $69,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
Total Pay (?
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$25,060 - $49,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $21.37  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $31.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
   
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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$25,060 - $49,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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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Many Exercise Specialists move into an Exercise Physiologist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Exercise Physiologists on average bring in a similar salary to Exercise Specialists.

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Pay by Experience Level for Exercise Specialist

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


For Exercise Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $34K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $35K. Exercise Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Exercise Specialist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $50K.

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Experience Affects Exercise Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 21%