Exercise Specialist Salary

Exercise Specialists in the United States take home an average $16.80 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Exercise Specialists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Exercise Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,188 - $61,534
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MEDIAN: $36,251
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$12.50 - $20.97
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$0$61K
Salary $28,188 - $61,534
Bonus $750
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$26,363 - $49,738
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.50 - $20.97
Hourly Tips $13.33
Overtime $12.77 - $33.68
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $750
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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$26,363 - $49,738
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 130

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Job Description for Exercise Specialist

Fitness specialists work primarily in gyms to help patrons stay in shape. Gyms may be corporate or commercial environments, and these specialists may work with clients one-on one-or in groups on cardio or weight-lifting activities, as well as provide fitness counseling.

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Exercise Specialist Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Exercise Specialist


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Exercise Specialists who transition into an upper level Exercise Physiologist position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Exercise Physiologist makes $38K a year.

Exercise Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Exercise Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Exercise Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Exercise Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Exercise Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Exercise Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 19 salaries. An Exercise Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 5 salaries.

Exercise Specialist Reviews

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

Exercise Specialist in Rapid City:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: Helping people obtain a healthier more mobile lifestyle is amazing. I love helping those who need my help.
Cons: Grumpy people who really do not care to be there, and give you grief about everything.

Exercise Specialist in Pittsburgh:
"Casual dress."
Pros: Working with people. Body, mind and spirit.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Exercise Specialist

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Exercise Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Exercise Specialist Salaries

Rehabilitation
▲11%

National Average
$35,000

Health and Wellness
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 23%
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