Training Requirements for Exercise Physiologists

Exercise physiologists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Exercise physiologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.7
High School 2.2
Some College 4.5
Associates Degree 5.7
Bachelors Degree 27.5
Masters Degree 52.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 6.7

Employment Outlook for Exercise Physiologists

This represents about 14,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more exercise physiologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.

Typical Income for Exercise Physiologists

Hourly Income

On average,exercise physiologists make $24.19 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Exercise physiologists $15.53 $18.40 $22.76 $28.61 $35.74
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $23.60 $28.74 $37.49 $53.60 $84.62
Therapists $22.12 $28.11 $36.07 $45.37 $54.98
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, exercise physiologists make $50,310 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Exercise physiologists $32,290 $38,270 $47,340 $59,500 $74,330
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $49,090 $59,780 $77,980 $111,480 $176,020
Therapists $46,000 $58,470 $75,020 $94,360 $114,360
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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