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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Exercise Physiologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,250
25th Percentile Wage
$40,700
50th Percentile Wage
$49,090
75th Percentile Wage
$61,840
90th Percentile Wage
$78,410

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 $78,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,250. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 128% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$49,090
3.56% 8.80%
2016
$47,340
0.70% -
2015
$47,010
1.57% -
2014
$46,270
0.54% -
2013
$46,020
2.72% -
2012
$44,770
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Table 2. Exercise Physiologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of exercise physiologists in 8 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 arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $172,690. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $40,350).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$172,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,600
Educational Services
$56,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$49,280
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,610
Finance and Insurance
$45,940
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$40,350

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 $79,750. The highest paying state for exercise physiologists is California with a median annual salary of $79,750. 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
California
$79,750
Arkansas
$66,520
New York
$61,470
Minnesota
$59,550
Kansas
$56,440
Massachusetts
$55,450
Connecticut
$55,070
Wisconsin
$53,640
Oregon
$53,100
Virginia
$52,500
Illinois
$52,410
Arizona
$50,610
Missouri
$49,970
New Jersey
$49,060
Rhode Island
$48,620
Maryland
$48,530
New Hampshire
$48,040
Colorado
$47,930
Florida
$47,780
Michigan
$47,690
Ohio
$47,520
Nebraska
$47,460
North Carolina
$47,460
Indiana
$46,840
Utah
$46,350
Iowa
$46,150
Louisiana
$46,010
South Dakota
$44,590
Pennsylvania
$44,410
Tennessee
$44,080
Texas
$43,600
Georgia
$43,220
Hawaii
$42,290
South Carolina
$42,050
Kentucky
$41,320
Delaware
$41,080
Oklahoma
$40,180
Alabama
$39,790
Washington
$38,910
Mississippi
$38,330
West Virginia
$35,430
Nevada
$24,520



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