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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
$32,660
25th Percentile Wage
$37,990
50th Percentile Wage
$46,230
75th Percentile Wage
$56,860
90th Percentile Wage
$67,740

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 $67,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid exercise physiologists is $32,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of exercise physiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,230-0.50%5.80%
201546,4601.61%-
201445,7101.66%-
201344,9503.11%-
201243,550--

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

The average salaries of exercise physiologists in 25 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 $49,900. 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
$49,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$49,780
Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,220
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$47,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$47,830
Individual and Family Services
$47,760
Hospitals - State government owned
$47,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$47,570
Social Assistance
$47,310
Home Health Care Services
$47,080
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$45,760
Offices of Physicians
$44,840
Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,290
Outpatient Care Centers
$43,020
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$42,830
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$42,280
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$40,550
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$39,700
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$39,700
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$38,140
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$37,890
Offices of Chiropractors
$36,840
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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