How Much Do Exercise Physiologists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Exercise Physiologists

Exercise Physiologists assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$54020 per year
Hourly wage
$26 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$36,070 to $42,550 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Exercise Physiologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $36,070 to $42,550 per year or $17 to $20 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Exercise Physiologists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $38 $78,170
Senior (Top 25%) $30 $62,600
Middle (Mid 50%) $24 $50,280
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $42,550
No experience (Bottom 10%) $17 $36,070

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $33 $68,740
NV $32 $66,470
CA $32 $66,380
NJ $29 $60,250
WA $29 $60,200
MA $29 $59,560
OR $29 $59,480
MN $28 $59,140
CT $28 $59,000
WV $28 $57,300

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Exercise Physiologist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Exercise Physiologists are in the states of NY, NV, CA, NJ and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $77300 $37.16
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $65830 $31.65
Management of Companies and Enterprises $59130 $28.43
Specialty Hospitals $58010 $27.89
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $56700 $27.26
Local Government $54840 $26.37
Scientific Research and Development Services $53330 $25.64
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $53140 $25.55
Offices of Physicians $52950 $25.46
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $50540 $24.30
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $50470 $24.26
Outpatient Care Centers $50350 $24.20
Home Health Care Services $48350 $23.24
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $48240 $23.19
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $39950 $19.21

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