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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
26,890 2.9 % (4) $49,280 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,010 $39,140 $47,510 $58,320 $70,750
  (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 5,580 0.18 (4) $49,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,140 0.09 (4) $47,640
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,010 0.55 (4) $44,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,010 0.04 (4) $59,360
Offices of Physicians 2,430 0.09 (4) $48,110

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 840 0.58 (4) $59,080
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,010 0.55 (4) $44,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,580 0.18 (4) $49,450
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,190 0.17 (4) $45,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,140 0.09 (4) $47,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 40 0.03 (4) $74,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,010 0.04 (4) $59,360
Spectator Sports 840 0.58 (4) $59,080
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) (4) $55,040
Junior Colleges 540 0.07 (4) $53,570


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 2,370 0.20 1.05 (4) $56,170
Pennsylvania 1,690 0.29 1.56 (4) $48,310
Illinois 1,480 0.25 1.33 (4) $44,380
New York 1,440 0.15 0.83 (4) $49,960
Florida 1,270 0.15 0.79 (4) $45,130




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)
New Hampshire 220 0.34 1.81 (4) $50,210
South Dakota 130 0.31 1.64 (4) $45,320
Wisconsin 860 0.30 1.62 (4) $49,370
Pennsylvania 1,690 0.29 1.56 (4) $48,310
North Dakota 120 0.29 1.54 (4) $45,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 70 0.09 0.51 (4) $68,470
Hawaii 150 0.23 1.22 (4) $59,990
Connecticut 210 0.12 0.67 (4) $58,920
California 1,240 0.07 0.39 (4) $58,060
Massachusetts 670 0.19 1.01 (4) $56,850





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 1,620 0.17 0.92 (4) $49,590
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,250 0.27 1.45 (4) $43,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 760 0.27 1.43 (4) $50,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 650 0.18 0.98 (4) $60,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 650 0.22 1.17 (4) $54,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 600 0.10 0.53 (4) $55,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 540 0.20 1.09 (4) $50,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 0.25 1.34 (4) $42,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.18 0.98 (4) $59,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.26 1.37 (4) $52,620




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)
Pocatello, ID 30 0.93 5.00 (4) $43,060
Jackson, MI 40 0.78 4.18 (4) $45,750
Wheeling, WV-OH 50 0.77 4.15 (4) $55,650
Tuscaloosa, AL 80 0.75 4.06 (4) $44,790
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.62 3.34 (4) $43,460
Hattiesburg, MS 40 0.58 3.11 (4) $42,970
Racine, WI 40 0.57 3.06 (4) $53,970
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.57 3.08 (4) $45,810
Manchester, NH 60 0.55 2.99 (4) $48,560
Tyler, TX 50 0.52 2.79 (4) $41,190




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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 50 0.24 1.28 (4) $68,000
New Haven, CT 50 0.16 0.87 (4) $63,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.07 0.38 (4) $63,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.05 0.29 (4) $62,110
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 70 0.27 1.43 (4) $61,910
College Station-Bryan, TX 50 0.46 2.50 (4) $61,080
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.24 1.28 (4) $60,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.09 0.49 (4) $60,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 650 0.18 0.98 (4) $60,370
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 0.71 (4) $60,260

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 110 0.33 1.79 (4) $45,270
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.25 1.34 (4) $43,290
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 1.62 (4) $46,260
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.93 (4) $49,090
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 1.39 (4) $48,980

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 2.95 (4) $47,900
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.02 (4) $37,060
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.37 1.99 (4) $42,870
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.93 (4) $49,090
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.92 (4) $47,590

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.06 (4) $56,260
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $55,730
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.53 (4) $51,360
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.16 (4) $50,010
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.86 (4) $49,890


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.

(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.

(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