A Kinesiologist earns an average salary of $47,978 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$35,234 - $96,958
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$35K
$48K
$97K
MEDIAN: $47,978
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$9.56 - $30.00
(Median)
$9
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,234 - $96,958  
   
Bonus
$2,250  
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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$26,191 - $67,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$56.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,250  
   
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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$26,191 - $67,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Kinesiologist

A kinesiologist is a physician who typically specializes in physical therapy or sports medicine as related to human movement, and they work primarily in hospitals, other health care facilities, and private practice during regular daytime hours; however, some who work in hospitals may be on-call during extended hours. Aspiring kinesiologists should earn a four-year premedical degree with a focus on human anatomy, kinesiology or physiology. Upon graduation, a master’s degree or national certification within the field should be pursued.

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Kinesiologist Tasks

  • Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement, and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises.
  • Plan, prepare and carry out programs focused on the science of biomechanics and physiology to maintain, restore physical functions or alleviate pain.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.
  • Recommend changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.

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Experience Affects Kinesiologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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