Average Exercise Physiologist Salary
$50,000 yearly
$17.86 hourly
Updated July 8, 2021
$25,000
10 %
$50,000
Median
$98,000
90 %
Exercise physiologists in the United States make an average salary of $50,401 per year or $24.23 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $98,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Oregon, Nevada, Connecticut, and Rhode Island provide the highest exercise physiologist salaries.

Average Exercise Physiologist Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where exercise physiologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Exercise Physiologist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$43,667
$43,667
$20.99
$20.99
Alaska
Alaska
$58,110
$58,110
$27.94
$27.94
Arizona
Arizona
$54,481
$54,481
$26.19
$26.19
Arkansas
Arkansas
$36,734
$36,734
$17.66
$17.66
California
California
$73,762
$73,762
$35.46
$35.46
Colorado
Colorado
$53,122
$53,122
$25.54
$25.54
Connecticut
Connecticut
$62,792
$62,792
$30.19
$30.19
Delaware
Delaware
$60,807
$60,807
$29.23
$29.23
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$45,631
$45,631
$21.94
$21.94
Florida
Florida
$46,566
$46,566
$22.39
$22.39
Georgia
Georgia
$41,649
$41,649
$20.02
$20.02
Hawaii
Hawaii
$45,075
$45,075
$21.67
$21.67
Idaho
Idaho
$46,447
$46,447
$22.33
$22.33
Illinois
Illinois
$53,438
$53,438
$25.69
$25.69
Indiana
Indiana
$52,635
$52,635
$25.31
$25.31
Iowa
Iowa
$52,643
$52,643
$25.31
$25.31
Kansas
Kansas
$51,901
$51,901
$24.95
$24.95
Kentucky
Kentucky
$51,720
$51,720
$24.87
$24.87
Louisiana
Louisiana
$53,396
$53,396
$25.67
$25.67
Maine
Maine
$42,752
$42,752
$20.55
$20.55
Maryland
Maryland
$58,898
$58,898
$28.32
$28.32
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$60,579
$60,579
$29.12
$29.12
Michigan
Michigan
$46,248
$46,248
$22.23
$22.23
Minnesota
Minnesota
$47,705
$47,705
$22.94
$22.94
Mississippi
Mississippi
$54,160
$54,160
$26.04
$26.04
Missouri
Missouri
$54,336
$54,336
$26.12
$26.12
Montana
Montana
$53,528
$53,528
$25.73
$25.73
Nebraska
Nebraska
$54,798
$54,798
$26.35
$26.35
Nevada
Nevada
$66,089
$66,089
$31.77
$31.77
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$58,024
$58,024
$27.90
$27.90
New Jersey
New Jersey
$55,033
$55,033
$26.46
$26.46
New Mexico
New Mexico
$40,167
$40,167
$19.31
$19.31
New York
New York
$57,895
$57,895
$27.83
$27.83
North Carolina
North Carolina
$44,333
$44,333
$21.31
$21.31
North Dakota
North Dakota
$58,316
$58,316
$28.04
$28.04
Ohio
Ohio
$55,022
$55,022
$26.45
$26.45
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$43,940
$43,940
$21.13
$21.13
Oregon
Oregon
$71,611
$71,611
$34.43
$34.43
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$52,205
$52,205
$25.10
$25.10
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$62,396
$62,396
$30.00
$30.00
South Carolina
South Carolina
$50,613
$50,613
$24.33
$24.33
South Dakota
South Dakota
$53,551
$53,551
$25.75
$25.75
Tennessee
Tennessee
$49,456
$49,456
$23.78
$23.78
Texas
Texas
$38,849
$38,849
$18.68
$18.68
Utah
Utah
$57,711
$57,711
$27.75
$27.75
Vermont
Vermont
$53,717
$53,717
$25.83
$25.83
Virginia
Virginia
$50,536
$50,536
$24.30
$24.30
Washington
Washington
$57,790
$57,790
$27.78
$27.78
West Virginia
West Virginia
$54,438
$54,438
$26.17
$26.17
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$54,940
$54,940
$26.41
$26.41
Wyoming
Wyoming
$44,266
$44,266
$21.28
$21.28

Highest Paying Cities For Exercise Physiologist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Fairfield, CA
Fairfield, CA
$79,044
$79,044
$38.00
$38.00
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$71,005
$71,005
$34.14
$34.14
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$62,198
$62,198
$29.90
$29.90
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$59,279
$59,279
$28.50
$28.50
Huntington, NY
Huntington, NY
$58,425
$58,425
$28.09
$28.09
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$53,653
$53,653
$25.79
$25.79

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Athletic Trainer

    Avg. salary: $42,309

    An athletic trainer is a healthcare professional who works with physicians to improve a patient's quality of life. Their profession encompasses the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic medical conditions involving disabilities, functional limitations, and impairments. As an athletic trainer, you will typically do various tasks, including recognizing and evaluating injuries, providing emergency care or first aid, and developing and implementing rehabilitation programs. You are also responsible for planning and implementing programs to help prevent sports injuries among athletes.
    24,456 Athletic Trainer Jobs
    Rehabilitation Technician

    Avg. salary: $26,803

    A rehabilitation technician is responsible for assisting therapists and other medical personnel on supporting the patients in their daily activities and physical therapy sessions. Rehabilitation technicians provide high-quality care services for the patients by administering medications, accompanying them on medical appointments, and ensuring the cleanliness and orderliness of all equipment and facilities to prevent hazards within the premises. They may also perform administrative and clerical duties such as updating patients' information on the database, writing reports, processing payments for medical procedures, and maintaining medical charts for reference.
    28,307 Rehabilitation Technician Jobs
    Wellness Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $45,022

    A health and wellness coordinator typically works in a fitness gym or similar setting and is responsible for various health-related programs and services. You are expected to develop programs that meet the clients' health and wellness needs. You will perform varied duties and responsibilities that may include conducting staff training, coordinating appointments and resources, and ensuring the cleanliness and availability of the facilities for assigned activities and groups. This role also requires you to ensure that the facility complies with health and safety rules and regulations.
    10,549 Wellness Coordinator Jobs
    Certified Athletic Trainer

    Avg. salary: $42,177

    A certified athletic trainer is a health and medical expert who specializes in providing health care assistance to athletes. They typically devise strategies to prevent injuries during training sessions and other activities, develop health care plans, and provide immediate care or first aid when injuries occur. There are also instances where they work together with physicians and other health care professionals, such as when diagnosing and treating injuries, developing rehabilitation structures, and administrating other health care services.
    49,062 Certified Athletic Trainer Jobs
    Physical Therapist

    Avg. salary: $69,889

    Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with health conditions and limited ability to move and perform daily activities. They help in restoring physical function and mobility and teach how to properly use therapeutic exercise techniques. They also help promote overall wellness and encourage healthier and more active lifestyles. They design a recovery plan unique for every patient, provide treatment and therapy to help improve and manage their condition. They provide care to all kinds of individuals, from newborns to people at the end of their life.
    43,240 Physical Therapist Jobs
    Clinical Exercise Physiologist

    Avg. salary: $50,037

    Clinical exercise physiologists, or CEP, are health professionals who utilize scientific rationale for designing, enforcing, and supervising exercise programming. The physiologists set exercise programs for people with conditions, diseases, and/or physical issues. They analyze the fitness of their patients to improve or main their health. Their job includes the assessment of patients' needs and making sure that they are following the safe exercise practices set for them. In addition, CEP may work with patients who have been recovering from any medical emergency or those who need to regain their physical strength.
    42,317 Clinical Exercise Physiologist Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Exercise Physiologists The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as an exercise physiologist, being employed by a company such as Catholic Health Initiatives or Montrose Memorial Hospital would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Coustic-Glo International and Jupiter Medical Center also report highly competitive salaries for exercise physiologists.
    Company

    Recently Added Exercise Physiologist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Exercise Physiologist-Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
    Exercise Physiologist-Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
    Charlottesville, VA
    Charlottesville, VA
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $39,090
    $39,090
    06/30/2021
    Exercise Physiologist
    Exercise Physiologist
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Colorado Springs, CO
    06/26/2021
    06/26/2021
    $40,425
    $40,425
    06/26/2021
    Exercise Physiologist
    Exercise Physiologist
    Eau Claire, WI
    Eau Claire, WI
    06/26/2021
    06/26/2021
    $47,959
    $47,959
    06/26/2021
    Exercise Physiologist-Cardiac Rehab
    Exercise Physiologist-Cardiac Rehab
    Aurora, CO
    Aurora, CO
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $41,072
    $41,072
    06/23/2021
    Pulmonary Rehab-Exercise Physiologist
    Pulmonary Rehab-Exercise Physiologist
    Grand Junction, CO
    Grand Junction, CO
    06/09/2021
    06/09/2021
    $47,291
    $47,291
    06/09/2021
    Exercise Physiologist Senior
    Exercise Physiologist Senior
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    05/23/2021
    05/23/2021
    $42,888
    $42,888
    05/23/2021
    Exercise Physiologist Senior
    Exercise Physiologist Senior
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    05/23/2021
    05/23/2021
    $42,888
    $42,888
    05/23/2021
    Pulmonary Rehab-Exercise Physiologist, PRN
    Pulmonary Rehab-Exercise Physiologist, PRN
    Grand Junction, CO
    Grand Junction, CO
    05/20/2021
    05/20/2021
    $47,291
    $47,291
    05/20/2021
    Pulmonary Rehab-Exercise Physiologist, PRN
    Pulmonary Rehab-Exercise Physiologist, PRN
    Grand Junction, CO
    Grand Junction, CO
    05/20/2021
    05/20/2021
    $47,291
    $47,291
    05/20/2021
    Exercise Physiologist Atrmc (Cardiac Rehab)
    Exercise Physiologist Atrmc (Cardiac Rehab)
    Grants Pass, OR
    Grants Pass, OR
    05/15/2021
    05/15/2021
    $50,756
    $50,756
    05/15/2021

    Average Exercise Physiologist Salary by Demographic

    Exercise Physiologist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $54,139
    female-income
    Female Income
    $54,082
    Median Exercise Physiologist Income by Race
    Asian exercise physiologists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown exercise physiologists have the lowest average salary at $50,250.
    $59,000
    $57,000
    $55,000
    $53,000
    $51,000
    $49,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$53,419
    Black or African American$53,298
    Asian$57,957
    Unknown$50,250
    Hispanic or Latino$55,628
    Average Exercise Physiologist Salary by Education Level
    Exercise physiologists with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $58,517 annually. With a Masters degree, exercise physiologists earn a median annual income of $54,082 compared to $45,359 for exercise physiologists with an Bachelors degree.
    $61,000
    $58,000
    $55,000
    $52,000
    $49,000
    $46,000
    $43,000
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Bachelor's Degree$45,359
    Master's Degree$54,082
    Doctorate Degree$58,517