Exercise Physiologist Salary
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How Much Do Exercise Physiologists Make?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that exercise physiologists make a median annual income of $47,940 or $23 per hour. The lowest 10% of exercise physiologists earned less than $36,930 and the highest 10% earned more than $76,950.
Do Exercise Physiologists Get Paid Well?
Exercise Physiologists are paid well—they earn more than the average worker in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary for exercise physiologists is $47,940 per year. This is 14% more than the average salary for all occupations, which is $45,760.
How Much Do Exercise Physiologists Make Starting Out?
The BLS does not provide average compensation data for entry-level positions for exercise physiologists just starting out, but the bottom 25% of exercise physiologists earn $46,120 each year according to the BLS.
How Many Exercise Physiologists Are There In The United States?
In 2021, there were 18,000 exercise physiologists in the United States. The BLS predicts the number of exercise physiologists will increase by 13%, approximately 2,400 jobs, by 2030.
Where Can Exercise Physiologists Earn The Most?
Exercise Physiologists' salaries depend on location and work setting. According to the BLS, exercise physiologists earn the most in the following industries: general medical and surgical hospitals, offices of other health practitioners and offices of physicians. The metropolitan areas with the highest pay for exercise physiologists are:
- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - $76,450
- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA - $64,960
- Colorado Springs, CO - $63,500
How Much Do Exercise Physiologists Earn In Each State?
The table below compares exercise physiologist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of exercise physiologists in each state as well as the number of exercise physiologists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.