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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-1128 Exercise Physiologists

Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility. Excludes “Physical Therapists” (29-1123), “Athletic Trainers” (29-9091), and “Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors” (39-9031).


National estimates for Exercise Physiologists
Industry profile for Exercise Physiologists
Geographic profile for Exercise Physiologists

National estimates for Exercise Physiologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Exercise Physiologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,860 3.1 % $ 25.98 $ 54,030 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Exercise Physiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.76 $ 22.17 $ 23.05 $ 29.22 $ 37.00
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,930 $ 46,120 $ 47,940 $ 60,780 $ 76,950


Industry profile for Exercise Physiologists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Exercise Physiologists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Exercise Physiologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Exercise Physiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,290 0.08 $ 25.58 $ 53,200
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 750 0.08 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
Offices of Physicians 430 0.02 $ 24.12 $ 50,180
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 300 0.01 $ 38.76 $ 80,630
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 190 0.06 $ 19.31 $ 40,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Exercise Physiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 750 0.08 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,290 0.08 $ 25.58 $ 53,200
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 190 0.06 $ 19.31 $ 40,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.05 $ 26.06 $ 54,210
Offices of Physicians 430 0.02 $ 24.12 $ 50,180

Top paying industries for Exercise Physiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 300 0.01 $ 38.76 $ 80,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $ 32.49 $ 67,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $ 27.56 $ 57,330
Outpatient Care Centers 70 0.01 $ 26.68 $ 55,500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.05 $ 26.06 $ 54,210


Geographic profile for Exercise Physiologists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Exercise Physiologists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Exercise Physiologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of exercise physiologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Exercise Physiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 630 0.05 1.07 $ 24.37 $ 50,690
Michigan 510 0.13 2.57 $ 23.96 $ 49,840
Florida 400 0.05 0.96 $ 25.27 $ 52,570
Illinois 370 0.07 1.36 $ 26.72 $ 55,580
Colorado 360 0.14 2.83 (8) (8)


Map of location quotient of exercise physiologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Exercise Physiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 360 0.14 2.83 (8) (8)
West Virginia 80 0.13 2.65 $ 25.57 $ 53,190
Michigan 510 0.13 2.57 $ 23.96 $ 49,840
Idaho 80 0.11 2.28 (8) (8)
Wisconsin 300 0.11 2.23 $ 26.91 $ 55,980


Map of annual mean wages of exercise physiologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Exercise Physiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 180 0.01 0.23 $ 36.56 $ 76,040
New York 180 0.02 0.42 $ 31.46 $ 65,450
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.77 $ 30.66 $ 63,770
Minnesota 180 0.06 1.32 $ 29.98 $ 62,350
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.82 $ 29.92 $ 62,230



Map of employment of exercise physiologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Exercise Physiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 250 0.06 1.19 $ 28.53 $ 59,330
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 240 0.14 2.79 $ 23.64 $ 49,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 240 0.03 0.57 $ 31.23 $ 64,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 210 0.06 1.17 $ 24.26 $ 50,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.07 1.43 $ 29.49 $ 61,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 140 0.05 1.10 $ 26.30 $ 54,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 140 0.05 0.97 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 0.94 $ 30.03 $ 62,460
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 120 0.08 1.62 $ 26.41 $ 54,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 120 0.05 0.96 $ 25.40 $ 52,820


Map of location quotient of exercise physiologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Exercise Physiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Collins, CO 50 0.31 6.38 $ 28.57 $ 59,430
Ann Arbor, MI 60 0.28 5.77 $ 25.13 $ 52,260
Boise City, ID 70 0.19 3.99 (8) (8)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 240 0.14 2.79 $ 23.64 $ 49,180
Madison, WI 50 0.13 2.64 $ 27.87 $ 57,960
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.12 2.37 $ 23.52 $ 48,930
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 2.27 $ 26.32 $ 54,750
Columbia, SC 40 0.11 2.27 $ 23.48 $ 48,830
Richmond, VA 70 0.11 2.20 $ 28.03 $ 58,300
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.08 1.73 $ 23.01 $ 47,850


Map of annual mean wages of exercise physiologists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Exercise Physiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 80 0.01 0.29 $ 36.76 $ 76,450
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 240 0.03 0.57 $ 31.23 $ 64,960
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 30.53 $ 63,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 1.20 $ 30.50 $ 63,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 0.94 $ 30.03 $ 62,460
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 70 0.07 1.35 $ 29.84 $ 62,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.07 1.43 $ 29.49 $ 61,340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 0.73 $ 29.34 $ 61,020
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 40 0.04 0.79 $ 28.94 $ 60,200
Fort Collins, CO 50 0.31 6.38 $ 28.57 $ 59,430


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022