$44,708
Avg. Salary
$20.10
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$791

Bonus

$600

Profit Sharing

$2,515

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Exercise Physiologist is $20.10 per hour.

The average pay for an Exercise Physiologist is $44,708 per year.

10%
$15.02
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$20.10
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$26.41
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MEDIAN $20.10
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$31k
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$68k
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MEDIAN $44,708
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$0$68K
Salary $30,535 - $68,109
Bonus $343 - $4,108
Profit Sharing $600
Commission $2,515
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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$31,064 - $58,272
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 321
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $15.02 - $26.41
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $18.56 - $39.93
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $343 - $4,108
Commission $2,515
Profit Sharing $600
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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$31,064 - $58,272
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 683

Job Description for Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiologists focus on how exercise affects the body, often according to various health conditions, and are often tasked with restoring health to conditions prior to medical problems or simply improving basic functioning of the body. These physiologists may be present at gyms, hospitals, wellness centers, research centers, and even athletic settings, and are often in charge of overseeing exercise programs for individual clients or groups. Prior to administering exercise programs, they may perform evaluations of clients' abilities and goals. As time goes on, they will help clients progress and maintain healthier lifestyles, and administer health education such as home exercise assignments and dietary guidelines.

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Common Career Paths for Exercise Physiologist


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While Exercise Physiologists do not often become Physician Assistants, the job pays $84K per year on average. Given that the median pay is $41K, it may be surprising to find that a Medical Exercise Physiologist is the most common role for Exercise Physiologists to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Physical Therapist role — which pays $67K — is also typical for Exercise Physiologists, though less common by comparison.

Exercise Physiologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Exercise Physiologist


Survey results show that Exercise Physiologists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Ekg, Exercise Testing, and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 20 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Health Education and Exercise Prescription. Aptitude in Health and Wellness tends to also indicate an understanding of Rehabilitation.

Pay by Experience Level for Exercise Physiologist

Pay by Experience for an Exercise Physiologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Exercise Physiologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 356 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Exercise Physiologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Exercise Physiologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 94 salaries. An Exercise Physiologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

67%

-1%

National Average: $42,763

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Exercise Physiologists, Houston provides a pay rate that is 70 percent greater than the national average. Exercise Physiologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Portland (+23 percent), Boston (+22 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). Exercise Physiologists in Dallas earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Nashville and Boise (17 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Exercise Physiologist Reviews

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

Exercise Physiologist in California:
"It is OK."
Pros: The People
Cons: The Pay

Exercise Physiologist in Denton:
Pros: The patients
Cons: No position to move up

Exercise Physiologist in Orlando:
"We make a difference in the lives of the community we serve."
Pros: Educating my patients
Cons: Response to upgrades and equipment repair

Exercise Physiologist in Allentown:
"Tough sledding."
Pros: The benefits are very nice within the network
Cons: Overworked, undermined, never backed by management. Despite being supposedly independent, often undermined my others.

Exercise Physiologist in Columbus:
"Salary."
Experience a must! Must really love working with people.

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Key Stats for Exercise Physiologist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Exercise Physiologist Salaries

▲40%

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$43,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Exercise Physiologist Salaries

Ekg
▲24%

Exercise Testing
▲18%

Cardiology
▲17%

Patient Education
▲15%

Stress Testing
▲8%

EKG Interpretation
▲7%

National Average
$43,000



Health Education
▼5%

Exercise Prescription
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 21%