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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Exercise Physiologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,330 3.9 % $ 25.97 $ 54,020 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Exercise Physiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.34 $ 20.45 $ 24.17 $ 30.09 $ 37.58
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,070 $ 42,550 $ 50,280 $ 62,600 $ 78,170


Industry profile for Exercise Physiologists: Top

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 4,350 0.08 $ 25.55 $ 53,140
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 700 0.08 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
Offices of Physicians 530 0.02 $ 25.46 $ 52,950
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 310 0.01 $ 37.16 $ 77,300
Outpatient Care Centers 180 0.02 $ 24.20 $ 50,350

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 700 0.08 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,350 0.08 $ 25.55 $ 53,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.05 $ 27.89 $ 58,010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 100 0.03 $ 19.21 $ 39,950
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $ 25.64 $ 53,330

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) 310 0.01 $ 37.16 $ 77,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 (7) $ 31.65 $ 65,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $ 28.43 $ 59,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.05 $ 27.89 $ 58,010
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 50 0.01 $ 27.26 $ 56,700


Geographic profile for Exercise Physiologists: Top

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.





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 920 0.08 1.44 $ 24.33 $ 50,610
Michigan 590 0.15 2.84 $ 23.54 $ 48,970
Pennsylvania 490 0.09 1.68 $ 24.78 $ 51,550
Illinois 450 0.08 1.50 $ 26.80 $ 55,750
California 390 0.02 0.45 $ 31.91 $ 66,380




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)
Michigan 590 0.15 2.84 $ 23.54 $ 48,970
Delaware 60 0.14 2.59 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Wisconsin 340 0.13 2.41 $ 26.99 $ 56,130
Minnesota 260 0.10 1.83 $ 28.44 $ 59,140
West Virginia 60 0.09 1.78 $ 27.55 $ 57,300




Top paying states for Exercise Physiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 230 0.03 0.49 $ 33.05 $ 68,740
Nevada 40 0.03 0.58 $ 31.96 $ 66,470
California 390 0.02 0.45 $ 31.91 $ 66,380
New Jersey 140 0.04 0.70 $ 28.97 $ 60,250
Washington 60 0.02 0.38 $ 28.94 $ 60,200





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 380 0.11 2.01 $ 23.69 $ 49,270
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.07 1.30 $ 27.40 $ 56,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.11 2.02 $ 24.17 $ 50,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 0.55 $ 33.85 $ 70,420
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 260 0.14 2.72 $ 22.93 $ 47,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.46 $ 26.08 $ 54,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 1.14 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.08 1.60 $ 28.17 $ 58,600
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 110 0.05 0.86 $ 25.92 $ 53,920
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 2.64 $ 26.28 $ 54,660




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.26 4.95 $ 24.52 $ 51,010
Chattanooga, TN-GA 50 0.20 3.72 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 260 0.14 2.72 $ 22.93 $ 47,700
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 2.64 $ 26.28 $ 54,660
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.12 2.33 $ 22.72 $ 47,260
Madison, WI 50 0.12 2.30 $ 28.01 $ 58,260
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 60 0.11 2.06 $ 23.60 $ 49,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.11 2.02 $ 24.17 $ 50,270
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 380 0.11 2.01 $ 23.69 $ 49,270
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 1.93 $ 26.85 $ 55,850




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 90 0.02 0.29 $ 39.32 $ 81,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 0.55 $ 33.85 $ 70,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.05 0.94 $ 31.25 $ 65,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 40 0.02 0.40 $ 30.45 $ 63,330
Richmond, VA 50 0.08 1.59 $ 29.86 $ 62,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.04 0.76 $ 28.41 $ 59,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.08 1.60 $ 28.17 $ 58,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.79 $ 28.17 $ 58,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 0.44 $ 28.15 $ 58,540
Madison, WI 50 0.12 2.30 $ 28.01 $ 58,260


About May 2020 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.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021