Physiologists’ annual salaries vary depending on a wide range of factors, from industry, employer type, and geographical location to years of work experience and area of specialty.
Medical exercise physiologists employed in the United States typically earn salaries in the range from $35,519 to $65,853 a year including bonuses, which usually range from $150 to $2,675 a year.
Professionals with 1 to 4 years of experience generally report earning an annual pay in the range from $39,305 to $61,042 according to the salary information reported by Payscale.
Based on the salary data provided by HealthcareworkerSalary.com, 10% of physiology doctors earn $60,000 a year or more, and the 10% on the lower end of the pay scale are paid $37,000 a year or less.
The middle 50% of physiologists earn salaries in the range from $40,000 to $54,000 a year.
The average salary for physiologists working in the United States is $46,300 a year according to the data provided by HealthcareWorkerSalary.com and $59,000 a year according to the salary figures reported by Indeed. Payscale reports a median salary of $45,923 a year for medical exercise physiologists.
Physiologists’ average salaries can vary significantly depending on the nature of their work. For example, professionals with a PhD in Physiology who are employed as general research scientists earn almost $77,000 annually on average, while physiologists employed as research scientists in biotechnology are paid a median yearly salary of $83,000 according to Payscale’s salary figures.
The salary range for physiologists can vary depending on a wide range of factors. Medical exercise physiologists employed at hospitals typically earn an income in the range from $41,000 to $103,500 a year.
The hourly rate for physiologists depends on a number of factors. Based on the salary data reported by HealthcareWorkerSalary.com, the median hourly wage for physiologists working in the U.S. is $22 per hour.
The 10% of physiologists who earn the lowest annual income typically earn $17 per hour or less, while the 10% of professionals on the higher end of the pay scale are paid $29 per hour or more. The middle 50% of physiologists earn an hourly salary in the range from $20 to $26.
Based on the data reported by Payscale, medical exercise physiologists typically make between $16.62 and $26.84 per hour, with overtime rates ranging from $14.25 to $31.44 per hour. Professionals with 1 to 4 years of experience generally make between $17.69 and $21.44 per hour, and those with 5 to 9 years of work experience under their belt are typically paid an hourly wage in the range from $17.40 and $21.22 according to Payscale.
Professionals employed in the health care sector generally earn between $16.61 and $26.21 per hour. Women report earning an hourly salary in the range from $16.64 to $21.03, and men are generally paid between $19.77 and $21.80 per hour. Medical exercise physiologists working at hospitals typically make between $16.38 and $30.58 per hour.
Salary by state
Physiologists’ annual salaries depend on geographical location among other factors, and can vary considerably from state to state. Physiologists based in New York typically earn around $71,000 a year, those employed in California make $64,000 a year on average, and professionals based in Massachusetts earn a median annual salary of $70,000 according to the salary data reported by Indeed.
Physiologists working in Alaska earn $46,000 a year on average, those employed in Hawaii are paid $38,000 a year on average, and professionals based in Illinois earn an average annual income of $65,000. Physiology doctors employed in Pennsylvania make $55,000 a year on average, those working in Montana are paid around $56,000 annually, and professionals working in Florida also earn an average salary of $56,000 a year.
Salary by city
Physiologist salaries also vary from city to city. Physiology specialists based in Los Angeles earn $60,000 a year on average, those working in San Francisco are typically paid around $76,000 annually, and professionals working in Boston make $70,000 a year on average.
Physiologists working in Chicago earn around $67,000 a year, those employed in New York make $76,000 a year on average, and professionals employed in Detroit are paid around $59,000 a year. Physiologists working in Miami earn around $54,000 annually, those employed in Washington are paid around $70,000 a year, and professionals working in Philadelphia earn an average yearly salary of $59,000 according to the salary data provided by Indeed.
Physiologists typically get a variety of benefits and perks along with their basic annual salary and yearly bonus earnings. These professionals’ benefits packages can sometimes reflect their annual income. For example, medical exercise physiologists who have paid vacations and holidays typically report earning salaries in the range from $42,000 to $103,500 a year, which is significantly higher than the overall average salary range for this occupation.
The most popular benefits and perks among medical exercise physiologists, as reported by Payscale, are 401(k) plans, life and disability insurance, paid vacations and holidays, paid sick leave, 403(b) plans, reimbursement for professional training, education, tuition, and certification, and gym, health club and fitness membership.