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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 "Fitness Trainers and Aerobic Instructors" (39-9031).


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)
Wage RSE (3)
6,740 4.2 % $26.33 $54,760 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.54 $19.60 $23.69 $29.78 $37.89
Annual Wage (2) $34,410 $40,770 $49,270 $61,950 $78,810


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,970 0.07 $24.84 $51,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 840 0.09 $23.55 $48,980
Offices of Physicians 340 0.01 $25.57 $53,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $35.28 $73,380
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 160 0.06 $27.10 $56,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 840 0.09 $23.55 $48,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,970 0.07 $24.84 $51,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 160 0.06 $27.10 $56,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $35.28 $73,380
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 70 0.02 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $59.37 $123,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $35.28 $73,380
Personal Care Services (8) (8) $32.72 $68,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $30.35 $63,120
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 60 0.01 $27.33 $56,840


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 490 0.04 0.87 $22.23 $46,240
California 480 0.03 0.60 $42.81 $89,030
Michigan 450 0.10 2.24 $23.43 $48,730
Pennsylvania 420 0.07 1.53 $22.33 $46,450
Illinois 410 0.07 1.46 $26.51 $55,150




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)
South Dakota 70 0.16 3.37 $22.86 $47,540
West Virginia 100 0.14 3.11 $19.44 $40,440
Minnesota 270 0.10 2.04 $26.85 $55,840
Michigan 450 0.10 2.24 $23.43 $48,730
Delaware 50 0.10 2.19 $21.06 $43,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 480 0.03 0.60 $42.81 $89,030
New York 320 0.03 0.74 $32.78 $68,180
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.60 $29.12 $60,560
Virginia 360 0.09 2.02 $28.15 $58,560
Oregon 40 0.02 0.43 $27.35 $56,880





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 350 0.04 0.79 $32.12 $66,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.06 1.39 $27.83 $57,880
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 220 0.06 1.32 $22.29 $46,360
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 200 0.10 2.17 $23.27 $48,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 2.00 $26.28 $54,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.95 $26.62 $55,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 110 0.04 0.89 $25.08 $52,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 1.01 $25.62 $53,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.76 $25.15 $52,320
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 2.63 $22.11 $45,990




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)
Roanoke, VA 30 0.20 4.38 $21.11 $43,910
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 2.63 $22.11 $45,990
Tulsa, OK 40 0.10 2.13 $21.05 $43,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 2.12 $26.19 $54,470
Madison, WI 40 0.10 2.10 $27.66 $57,530
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 200 0.10 2.17 $23.27 $48,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 2.00 $26.28 $54,660
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 90 0.09 1.87 $24.08 $50,090
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 1.70 $24.42 $50,800
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.44 $30.38 $63,200




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $85.61 $178,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 90 0.01 0.31 $41.15 $85,590
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.05 1.05 $34.48 $71,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.66 $33.68 $70,050
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 350 0.04 0.79 $32.12 $66,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $32.07 $66,710
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.44 $30.38 $63,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.06 1.39 $27.83 $57,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 1.11 $27.69 $57,590
Madison, WI 40 0.10 2.10 $27.66 $57,530


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019