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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 “Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness 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)
7,280 4.1 % $26.32 $54,750 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.82 $19.96 $23.64 $29.64 $37.65
Annual Wage (2) $34,990 $41,530 $49,170 $61,650 $78,310


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 4,170 0.07 $25.23 $52,470
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 910 0.10 $24.10 $50,120
Offices of Physicians 490 0.02 $25.47 $52,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 320 0.02 $35.16 $73,130
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 290 0.02 (8) (8)

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 910 0.10 $24.10 $50,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,170 0.07 $25.23 $52,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.05 $27.33 $56,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 320 0.02 $35.16 $73,130
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 290 0.02 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 320 0.02 $35.16 $73,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.05 $27.33 $56,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $27.26 $56,700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $27.04 $56,250
Offices of Physicians 490 0.02 $25.47 $52,980


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)
Michigan 550 0.13 2.56 $23.26 $48,380
California 480 0.03 0.56 $44.75 $93,080
Illinois 440 0.07 1.49 $26.46 $55,030
Pennsylvania 420 0.07 1.43 $23.76 $49,420
Florida 350 0.04 0.79 $25.60 $53,240




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)
West Virginia 110 0.15 3.03 $19.11 $39,750
Michigan 550 0.13 2.56 $23.26 $48,380
Delaware 60 0.12 2.50 $23.06 $47,960
Wisconsin 310 0.11 2.18 $26.39 $54,900
Minnesota 250 0.09 1.77 $27.64 $57,500




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 0.56 $44.75 $93,080
New York 330 0.03 0.70 $32.89 $68,410
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.57 $30.03 $62,450
Oregon 60 0.03 0.65 $28.58 $59,450
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.80 $28.43 $59,140





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 370 0.04 0.78 $32.46 $67,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 310 0.07 1.35 $26.92 $55,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 300 0.08 1.65 $23.10 $48,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.10 2.10 $23.48 $48,850
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 260 0.13 2.68 $22.67 $47,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.08 1.62 $27.37 $56,940
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.85 $27.97 $58,180
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 110 0.04 0.85 $25.20 $52,410
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 110 0.10 2.01 $23.96 $49,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 100 0.02 0.33 $42.67 $88,760




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.23 4.72 $24.08 $50,090
Roanoke, VA 30 0.21 4.15 $20.99 $43,660
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.14 2.88 $20.42 $42,460
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 260 0.13 2.68 $22.67 $47,150
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.12 2.45 $22.99 $47,810
Tulsa, OK 50 0.12 2.48 $20.69 $43,040
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.11 2.30 $26.02 $54,120
Madison, WI 40 0.11 2.19 $27.87 $57,960
Columbia, SC 40 0.11 2.14 $22.71 $47,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.10 2.10 $23.48 $48,850




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) $88.92 $184,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 100 0.02 0.33 $42.67 $88,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.72 $33.32 $69,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 370 0.04 0.78 $32.46 $67,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 0.45 $32.11 $66,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.04 0.87 $28.00 $58,230
Richmond, VA 50 0.08 1.56 $27.98 $58,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.85 $27.97 $58,180
Madison, WI 40 0.11 2.19 $27.87 $57,960
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $27.83 $57,880


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020