Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
6,880 4.4 % $24.19 $50,310 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.53 $18.40 $22.76 $28.61 $35.74
Annual Wage (2) $32,290 $38,270 $47,340 $59,500 $74,330


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 3,770 0.07 $24.12 $50,160
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 810 0.10 $19.79 $41,170
Offices of Physicians 450 0.02 $23.29 $48,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $33.83 $70,370
Outpatient Care Centers 160 0.02 $23.06 $47,970

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 810 0.10 $19.79 $41,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,770 0.07 $24.12 $50,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $25.08 $52,170
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $33.83 $70,370
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 140 0.02 $23.74 $49,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $38.56 $80,210
Junior Colleges 40 0.01 $38.11 $79,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $33.83 $70,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $25.71 $53,480
Individual and Family Services 70 (7) $25.26 $52,540


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)
Pennsylvania 590 0.10 2.09 $20.48 $42,600
Virginia 590 0.16 3.18 $21.59 $44,920
Florida 510 0.06 1.27 $22.94 $47,720
Texas 470 0.04 0.81 $21.61 $44,960
Michigan 440 0.10 2.13 $22.10 $45,970




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)
Virginia 590 0.16 3.18 $21.59 $44,920
South Dakota 70 0.16 3.18 $22.08 $45,930
Colorado 280 0.11 2.30 $24.59 $51,140
Pennsylvania 590 0.10 2.09 $20.48 $42,600
Michigan 440 0.10 2.13 $22.10 $45,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 290 0.02 0.37 $32.79 $68,190
Arizona 110 0.04 0.86 $32.32 $67,230
New York 170 0.02 0.38 $31.58 $65,680
Massachusetts 170 0.05 1.00 $30.49 $63,420
Arkansas 30 0.03 0.56 $29.17 $60,670





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 430 0.17 3.50 $20.37 $42,370
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 1.04 $27.75 $57,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 1.64 $30.28 $62,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 1.25 $20.13 $41,870
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 110 0.09 1.84 $26.15 $54,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 0.88 $20.95 $43,580
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 110 0.09 1.92 $18.59 $38,660
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.20 $33.62 $69,930
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.01 0.30 $33.03 $68,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.62 $22.58 $46,970




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)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 30 0.47 9.59 $26.21 $54,510
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 50 0.31 6.24 $21.10 $43,880
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.28 5.67 $27.59 $57,390
Roanoke, VA 40 0.23 4.78 $21.32 $44,340
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.18 3.62 $25.46 $52,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 430 0.17 3.50 $20.37 $42,370
Columbia, SC 50 0.14 2.82 $21.89 $45,520
Madison, WI 40 0.12 2.37 $27.07 $56,300
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 2.10 $19.28 $40,110
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 110 0.09 1.84 $26.15 $54,380




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.64 $34.84 $72,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.30 $33.69 $70,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.20 $33.62 $69,930
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.01 0.30 $33.03 $68,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.04 0.74 $32.08 $66,730
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.58 $30.70 $63,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 1.64 $30.28 $62,980
Richmond, VA 50 0.07 1.49 $29.36 $61,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.07 1.52 $29.20 $60,730
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.95 $28.58 $59,440


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017