Exercise Physiologists Salary Information

The salary statistics of exercise physiologists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of exercise physiologists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The exercise physiologists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Exercise Physiologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,290
25th Percentile Wage
$38,270
50th Percentile Wage
$47,340
75th Percentile Wage
$59,500
90th Percentile Wage
$74,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for exercise physiologists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) exercise physiologists is $74,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,290. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 130% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of exercise physiologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,3400.70%5.43%
201547,0101.57%-
201446,2700.54%-
201346,0202.72%-
201244,770--

Table 2. Exercise Physiologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of exercise physiologists in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for exercise physiologists occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $70,120. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $46,230).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,120
Educational Services
$63,470
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$53,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,800
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,230

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Exercise Physiologists by States

From the above tables we note that not only exercise physiologists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of exercise physiologists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,520 to $66,520. The highest paying state for exercise physiologists is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $66,520. The lowest paying state is Nevada with a median annual salary of $24,520. For more salary information of exercise physiologists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Arkansas
$66,520
California
$66,220
New York
$64,030
Minnesota
$59,230
Kansas
$56,440
Oregon
$55,220
Wisconsin
$54,620
Massachusetts
$54,440
Illinois
$53,430
Arizona
$52,870
Connecticut
$52,810
Ohio
$50,680
Maryland
$49,420
New Jersey
$49,360
Colorado
$48,980
New Hampshire
$47,950
Nebraska
$47,460
North Carolina
$47,410
Missouri
$47,010
West Virginia
$46,930
Florida
$46,410
Louisiana
$46,300
Michigan
$45,900
Indiana
$45,430
Iowa
$44,630
Kentucky
$43,900
Virginia
$43,640
Georgia
$43,020
Hawaii
$42,290
Tennessee
$41,760
Texas
$41,660
Oklahoma
$40,370
Pennsylvania
$39,850
Alabama
$38,710
Washington
$37,830
South Carolina
$37,520
Mississippi
$36,230
Nevada
$24,520


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