Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
6,300 3.5 % $26.31 $54,730 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.47 $19.57 $23.60 $29.73 $37.70
Annual Wage (2) $34,250 $40,700 $49,090 $61,840 $78,410


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 $24.63 $51,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 590 0.07 $21.55 $44,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $34.66 $72,100
Offices of Physicians 320 0.01 $24.89 $51,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 170 0.07 $26.54 $55,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 170 0.07 $26.54 $55,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,770 0.07 $24.63 $51,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 590 0.07 $21.55 $44,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 330 0.02 $34.66 $72,100
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 60 0.02 $22.43 $46,660

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) 330 0.02 $34.66 $72,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $28.94 $60,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 170 0.07 $26.54 $55,200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 (7) $26.51 $55,140
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 80 0.01 $26.01 $54,100


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 440 0.10 2.32 $23.14 $48,130
California 420 0.02 0.56 $49.65 $103,280
Florida 410 0.05 1.11 $24.30 $50,540
Illinois 370 0.06 1.43 $26.10 $54,300
Texas 360 0.03 0.69 $22.60 $47,010




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 100 0.15 3.43 $18.21 $37,870
Michigan 440 0.10 2.32 $23.14 $48,130
Delaware 40 0.09 2.06 $21.15 $43,980
Wisconsin 220 0.08 1.74 $25.95 $53,980
Minnesota 230 0.08 1.82 $28.36 $58,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 420 0.02 0.56 $49.65 $103,280
New York 250 0.03 0.61 $32.24 $67,050
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.66 $28.75 $59,800
Minnesota 230 0.08 1.82 $28.36 $58,990
Arizona 130 0.05 1.12 $27.52 $57,240



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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 1.43 $27.46 $57,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 1.77 $28.38 $59,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.02 0.49 $29.59 $61,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 1.07 $21.84 $45,430
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 110 0.09 2.03 $27.12 $56,400
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 1.97 $23.77 $49,450
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.05 1.20 $28.24 $58,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.04 0.82 $22.15 $46,060
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 90 0.09 1.99 $24.10 $50,120
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.48 $38.95 $81,020


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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)
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.28 6.25 $29.67 $61,710
Roanoke, VA 30 0.22 4.95 $21.82 $45,380
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.17 3.79 $26.73 $55,590
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 30 0.12 2.83 $24.77 $51,530
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.43 $19.74 $41,070
Tulsa, OK 50 0.11 2.47 $21.40 $44,520
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.10 2.35 $22.13 $46,030
Tucson, AZ 40 0.10 2.26 $26.62 $55,360
Madison, WI 40 0.10 2.26 $26.81 $55,770
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 1.97 $23.77 $49,450


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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.39 $40.17 $83,560
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.48 $38.95 $81,020
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.03 0.74 $33.55 $69,770
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.63 $31.43 $65,370
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.86 $29.98 $62,360
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.28 6.25 $29.67 $61,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.02 0.49 $29.59 $61,540
Richmond, VA 50 0.08 1.71 $29.55 $61,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 1.77 $28.38 $59,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.05 1.20 $28.24 $58,750


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018