Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-9091 Athletic Trainers

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
16,290 3.2 % (4) $44,030 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $25,750 $33,800 $41,600 $51,280 $64,390
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,670 0.13 (4) $44,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,640 0.05 (4) $43,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,620 0.39 (4) $40,060
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,180 0.20 (4) $43,160
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,630 0.02 (4) $52,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 680 0.52 (4) $54,240
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,620 0.39 (4) $40,060
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,180 0.20 (4) $43,160
Other Schools and Instruction 470 0.15 (4) $27,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,670 0.13 (4) $44,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 30 0.03 (4) $58,700
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 (4) $55,510
Spectator Sports 680 0.52 (4) $54,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,630 0.02 (4) $52,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) (4) $48,040


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,560 0.16 1.21 (4) $50,460
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.19 1.46 (4) $38,260
California 870 0.06 0.48 (4) $47,860
Ohio 840 0.17 1.33 (4) $44,390
New Jersey 810 0.22 1.68 (4) $48,690




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 130 0.31 2.43 (4) $32,300
Idaho 170 0.28 2.21 (4) $35,520
Vermont 70 0.25 1.93 (4) $41,460
Connecticut 370 0.23 1.82 (4) $56,420
New Jersey 810 0.22 1.68 (4) $48,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah (8) (8) (8) (4) $64,530
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.59 (4) $63,090
Connecticut 370 0.23 1.82 (4) $56,420
Texas 1,560 0.16 1.21 (4) $50,460
Hawaii 110 0.19 1.44 (4) $50,280

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.10 0.77 (4) $42,420
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 450 0.13 0.98 (4) $45,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 350 0.34 2.68 (4) $39,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.16 1.25 (4) $48,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.18 1.43 (4) $50,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 1.25 (4) $43,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.13 1.00 (4) $44,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.11 0.82 (4) $60,660
Pittsburgh, PA 240 0.22 1.73 (4) $38,250
St. Louis, MO-IL 230 0.18 1.43 (4) $40,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Great Falls, MT 30 0.92 7.20 (4) $19,280
Missoula, MT 50 0.92 7.14 (4) $32,430
Tyler, TX 70 0.75 5.81 (4) $42,820
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.64 5.02 (4) $44,690
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.61 4.74 (4) $35,280
Bloomington-Normal, IL 50 0.55 4.32 (4) $47,390
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.52 4.08 (4) $61,980
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.39 3.02 (4) $42,190
Boise City-Nampa, ID 100 0.37 2.90 (4) $32,970
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.35 2.76 (4) $31,430




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) (4) $78,040
Colorado Springs, CO 30 0.13 0.98 (4) $65,900
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.24 1.83 (4) $62,550
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.52 4.08 (4) $61,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.11 0.82 (4) $60,660
Provo-Orem, UT 30 0.19 1.49 (4) $60,110
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 50 0.23 1.81 (4) $58,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.09 0.69 (4) $57,170
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 40 0.13 1.01 (4) $55,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 90 0.07 0.55 (4) $54,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.22 1.70 (4) $45,380
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 2.97 (4) $28,690
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 3.96 (4) $32,310
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.44 (4) $46,740
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.14 (4) $40,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 3.96 (4) $32,310
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 2.97 (4) $28,690
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.45 (4) $36,290
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.14 (4) $40,610
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.22 1.70 (4) $45,380

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.88 (4) $49,720
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.56 (4) $48,280
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.44 (4) $46,740
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $46,490
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.22 1.70 (4) $45,380


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011