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Exercise Physiologists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of exercise physiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare exercise physiologists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Exercise Physiologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,080
25th Percentile Wage
$40,150
50th Percentile Wage
$47,660
75th Percentile Wage
$58,330
90th Percentile Wage
$70,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for exercise physiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) exercise physiologists is $70,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid exercise physiologists is $34,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of exercise physiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,660
3.00% 8.62%
2016
$46,230
-0.50% -
2015
$46,460
1.61% -
2014
$45,710
1.66% -
2013
$44,950
3.11% -
2012
$43,550
- -

Compare Exercise Physiologists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of exercise physiologists in 28 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for exercise physiologists occupations is the specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $53,900. The lowest paying industry is the nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities) industry (annual salary $35,910). For detailed exercise physiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$53,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$53,640
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$52,550
Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,870
Hospitals - State government owned
$48,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$48,710
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$48,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$48,480
Offices of Physicians
$48,220
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$47,740
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$47,570
Home Health Care Services
$47,080
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$46,110
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$46,110
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$45,760
Outpatient Care Centers
$44,810
Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,500
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,890
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$43,740
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$41,460
Individual and Family Services
$40,780
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$40,340
Social Assistance
$39,280
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$37,950
Offices of Chiropractors
$36,820
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$35,910

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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