2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly||$56700||$27.26|
|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|