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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of exercise physiologists from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
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|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |