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.
|Salary||$28,188 - $61,534|
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|$26,363 - $49,738|
|Hourly Rate||$12.50 - $20.97|
|Overtime||$12.77 - $33.68|
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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.Read More...
When working with clients one-on-one, these specialists usually take fitness evaluations of clients to determine their abilities and endurance. From there, they work with clients and help them shape goals for the near and distant future. The goals will vary depending on clients' desires as well as their ages, and the specialist will guide and oversee personal or group training. It is important to be familiar with a variety of routings and techniques relating to fitness, and knowledge of nutrition is also important to help clients make healthy food choices and meal plans. Goals may also be modified as time goes on.
Fitness specialists should be in good physical shape to maintain a good example for clients and demonstrate the exercises in which they will partake. Strong customer service and communication skills are important in order to help clients succeed, and some jobs require graduation from a fitness instruction program and/or experience; entry-level positions are also available. Current BLS certification may be required by some employers. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
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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.
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