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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
27,430 2.7 % (4) $ 52,230 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Athletic Trainers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,980 $ 41,310 $ 49,860 $ 61,280 $ 75,810
  (4)

Industry profile for Athletic Trainers: Top

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 5,760 0.19 (4) $ 53,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,610 0.10 (4) $ 50,360
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,350 0.48 (4) $ 47,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,140 0.04 (4) $ 62,500
Offices of Physicians 3,060 0.12 (4) $ 50,150

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 760 0.70 (4) $ 64,250
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,350 0.48 (4) $ 47,380
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,760 0.19 (4) $ 53,870
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,610 0.16 (4) $ 49,040
Offices of Physicians 3,060 0.12 (4) $ 50,150

Top paying industries for Athletic Trainers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 760 0.70 (4) $ 64,250
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,140 0.04 (4) $ 62,500
Junior Colleges 550 0.08 (4) $ 59,830
Employment Services 70 (7) (4) $ 54,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,760 0.19 (4) $ 53,870


Geographic profile for Athletic Trainers: Top

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.





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 2,540 0.21 1.07 (4) $ 57,950
Florida 1,700 0.20 1.02 (4) $ 48,850
Pennsylvania 1,520 0.27 1.39 (4) $ 50,980
California 1,410 0.09 0.44 (4) $ 59,280
North Carolina 1,140 0.26 1.34 (4) $ 49,700




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)
Vermont 120 0.44 2.22 (4) $ 54,650
North Dakota 150 0.37 1.89 (4) $ 49,090
Maine 190 0.33 1.66 (4) $ 49,370
South Dakota 130 0.31 1.59 (4) $ 48,090
Wisconsin 800 0.30 1.50 (4) $ 51,920




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 80 0.11 0.58 (4) $ 72,970
Hawaii 120 0.21 1.07 (4) $ 62,340
Massachusetts 810 0.24 1.23 (4) $ 62,110
Connecticut 270 0.18 0.90 (4) $ 59,290
California 1,410 0.09 0.44 (4) $ 59,280





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 1,050 0.12 0.60 (4) $ 58,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 910 0.21 1.06 (4) $ 47,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 700 0.27 1.35 (4) $ 55,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 670 0.25 1.27 (4) $ 53,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 650 0.18 0.92 (4) $ 58,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 640 0.25 1.26 (4) $ 63,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.21 1.06 (4) $ 67,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 590 0.32 1.61 (4) $ 54,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 530 0.25 1.27 (4) $ 51,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 500 0.09 0.43 (4) $ 60,960




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)
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 110 2.87 14.54 (4) $ 52,890
East Stroudsburg, PA 60 1.27 6.46 (4) $ 50,190
Corvallis, OR 40 1.02 5.20 (4) $ 55,150
Rome, GA 30 0.90 4.56 (4) $ 47,560
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 150 0.87 4.39 (4) $ 44,680
Charlottesville, VA 90 0.87 4.39 (4) $ 58,930
Terre Haute, IN 50 0.78 3.96 (4) $ 55,310
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 50 0.77 3.88 (4) $ 54,820
Green Bay, WI 120 0.75 3.83 (4) $ 48,940
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.68 3.46 (4) $ 48,210




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)
Trenton, NJ 50 0.21 1.04 (4) $ 71,890
Macon, GA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 68,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.21 1.06 (4) $ 67,280
New Haven, CT 70 0.26 1.30 (4) $ 64,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 430 0.14 0.72 (4) $ 63,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 640 0.25 1.26 (4) $ 63,700
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.10 0.52 (4) $ 63,050
College Station-Bryan, TX 40 0.32 1.65 (4) $ 62,630
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.22 1.10 (4) $ 61,520
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.29 1.50 (4) $ 61,290

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 120 0.31 1.58 (4) $ 46,000
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.42 2.11 (4) $ 43,150
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 80 0.26 1.34 (4) $ 49,790
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 1.84 (4) $ 51,370
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 1.69 (4) $ 38,370

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 0.66 3.37 (4) $ 47,130
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.50 (4) $ 54,890
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.47 (4) $ 40,840
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 2.30 (4) $ 35,130
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 2.18 (4) $ 43,020

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 30 0.39 1.97 (4) $ 73,660
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 59,640
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.89 (4) $ 57,550
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.02 (4) $ 56,840
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.21 (4) $ 56,290


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021