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Exercise Physiologists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for exercise physiologists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of exercise physiologists amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Exercise Physiologists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,980
25th Percentile Wage
$59,590
50th Percentile Wage
$79,750
75th Percentile Wage
$172,140
90th Percentile Wage
$193,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for exercise physiologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $193,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of exercise physiologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,750
16.97% 28.54%
2016
$66,220
-1.66% -
2015
$67,320
3.95% -
2014
$64,660
3.36% -
2013
$62,490
8.80% -
2012
$56,990
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Exercise Physiologists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of exercise physiologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of exercise physiologists in state of California ranges from $26,170 to $74,090. The highest paying area for exercise physiologists in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $74,090. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $69,490). The lowest paying area is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $26,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$74,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$69,490
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$65,910
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$64,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$62,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$62,250
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$26,170




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