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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-9091 Athletic Trainers

Evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. Provide preventive, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative care. Excludes “Physical Therapists” (29-1123).


National estimates for Athletic Trainers
Industry profile for Athletic Trainers
Geographic profile for Athletic Trainers

National estimates for Athletic Trainers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Athletic Trainers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
26,070 2.5 % (4) $ 54,650 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Athletic Trainers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,960 $ 46,590 $ 48,420 $ 60,780 $ 76,180
  (4)

Industry profile for Athletic Trainers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Athletic Trainers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,690 0.19 (4) $ 53,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,430 0.10 (4) $ 52,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,730 0.05 (4) $ 64,910
Offices of Physicians 3,250 0.12 (4) $ 50,860
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,250 0.33 (4) $ 49,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Athletic Trainers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 1,240 1.08 (4) $ 67,850
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,250 0.33 (4) $ 49,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,690 0.19 (4) $ 53,050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,540 0.14 (4) $ 53,590
Offices of Physicians 3,250 0.12 (4) $ 50,860

Top paying industries for Athletic Trainers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 1,240 1.08 (4) $ 67,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,730 0.05 (4) $ 64,910
Employment Services (8) (8) (4) $ 62,880
Junior Colleges 430 0.07 (4) $ 60,260
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) (4) $ 58,860


Geographic profile for Athletic Trainers:

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



Map of employment of athletic trainers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Athletic Trainers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,420 0.20 1.07 (4) $ 59,120
Ohio 1,720 0.33 1.78 (4) $ 52,300
Pennsylvania 1,570 0.28 1.52 (4) $ 51,920
California 1,330 0.08 0.43 (4) $ 62,710
North Carolina 1,270 0.29 1.55 (4) $ 49,260


Map of location quotient of athletic trainers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Athletic Trainers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 540 0.40 2.18 (4) $ 47,020
South Carolina 800 0.39 2.10 (4) $ 47,990
Connecticut 590 0.37 2.02 (4) $ 56,170
Minnesota 1,000 0.36 1.97 (4) $ 55,600
North Dakota 140 0.36 1.97 (4) $ 50,170


Map of annual mean wages of athletic trainers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Athletic Trainers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.88 (4) $ 67,760
Massachusetts 870 0.26 1.39 (4) $ 66,940
New Jersey 700 0.18 0.98 (4) $ 64,530
New York 750 0.09 0.47 (4) $ 63,110
Rhode Island 90 0.21 1.11 (4) $ 62,810



Map of employment of athletic trainers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Athletic Trainers:

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 850 0.10 0.53 (4) $ 67,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 760 0.29 1.55 (4) $ 55,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 690 0.27 1.44 (4) $ 67,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 650 0.25 1.36 (4) $ 64,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 650 0.18 0.98 (4) $ 63,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.19 1.03 (4) $ 60,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 540 0.13 0.69 (4) $ 59,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 540 0.30 1.60 (4) $ 57,050
Columbus, OH 400 0.39 2.12 (4) $ 53,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.07 0.37 (4) $ 61,860


Map of location quotient of athletic trainers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Athletic Trainers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawrence, KS 50 1.10 5.96 (4) $ 38,240
Rome, GA 40 0.99 5.38 (4) $ 49,090
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 60 0.85 4.58 (4) $ 54,680
Williamsport, PA 40 0.81 4.38 (4) $ 49,300
Charlottesville, VA 90 0.80 4.32 (4) $ 58,350
Florence, SC 70 0.79 4.28 (4) $ 47,810
Terre Haute, IN 40 0.67 3.63 (8) (8)
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.67 3.60 (4) $ 47,370
Bowling Green, KY 50 0.66 3.55 (4) $ 43,070
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 30 0.63 3.40 (4) $ 49,140


Map of annual mean wages of athletic trainers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Athletic Trainers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.09 0.49 (4) $ 71,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 0.45 (4) $ 68,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 690 0.27 1.44 (4) $ 67,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 850 0.10 0.53 (4) $ 67,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 350 0.12 0.65 (4) $ 66,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 0.50 (4) $ 65,150
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.21 1.13 (4) $ 65,090
Trenton, NJ 70 0.31 1.68 (4) $ 65,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 650 0.25 1.36 (4) $ 64,050
Macon, GA 40 0.39 2.09 (4) $ 63,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Athletic Trainers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.38 2.03 (4) $ 39,470
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.28 1.52 (4) $ 49,040
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 3.08 (4) $ 42,760
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 1.76 (4) $ 45,540
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.92 (4) $ 42,340

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Athletic Trainers:

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 70 0.68 3.65 (4) $ 48,790
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 3.08 (4) $ 42,760
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.70 (4) $ 63,200
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 2.21 (4) $ 40,850
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 2.15 (4) $ 48,660

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Athletic Trainers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.70 (4) $ 63,200
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.32 (4) $ 61,990
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.08 (4) $ 57,080
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.69 (4) $ 54,700
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.07 (4) $ 54,500


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022