Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

29-9091 Athletic Trainers

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.


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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
25,010 2.5 % (4) $48,630 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $30,740 $38,250 $46,630 $57,160 $69,530
  (4)

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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,310 0.18 (4) $49,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,510 0.08 (4) $47,220
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,230 0.48 (4) $44,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,870 0.03 (4) $58,170
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,680 0.21 (4) $44,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 850 0.60 (4) $59,240
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,230 0.48 (4) $44,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,680 0.21 (4) $44,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,310 0.18 (4) $49,000
Offices of Physicians 2,420 0.10 (4) $46,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 50 0.04 (4) $66,770
Spectator Sports 850 0.60 (4) $59,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,870 0.03 (4) $58,170
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 40 0.01 (4) $52,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) (4) $52,600


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)
Texas 2,790 0.23 1.34 (4) $53,090
New York 1,440 0.16 0.89 (4) $48,150
Pennsylvania 1,390 0.24 1.37 (4) $46,590
California 1,360 0.08 0.47 (4) $51,550
Florida 1,260 0.15 0.85 (4) $45,560




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)
New Hampshire 230 0.36 2.03 (4) $49,020
South Dakota 120 0.30 1.69 (4) $44,130
Maine 180 0.30 1.68 (4) $40,630
Wisconsin 810 0.29 1.64 (4) $49,830
Hawaii 190 0.29 1.68 (4) $55,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 80 0.11 0.64 (4) $67,190
New Jersey 630 0.16 0.90 (4) $65,470
Connecticut 340 0.21 1.19 (4) $56,810
Hawaii 190 0.29 1.68 (4) $55,850
Rhode Island 80 0.18 1.00 (4) $54,170



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.13 0.74 (4) $55,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 810 0.22 1.26 (4) $44,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 670 0.23 1.30 (4) $58,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 500 0.25 1.45 (4) $43,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.25 1.44 (4) $50,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 350 0.14 0.77 (4) $46,450
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.35 2.02 (4) $55,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 0.75 (4) $62,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.07 0.41 (4) $55,880
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 310 0.25 1.42 (4) $50,470


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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)
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.82 4.67 (4) $50,660
State College, PA 50 0.76 4.31 (8) (8)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 40 0.75 4.29 (4) $44,800
Manchester, NH 80 0.71 4.05 (4) $47,870
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.71 4.05 (4) $46,030
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.65 3.69 (4) $41,110
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 0.62 3.51 (4) $44,090
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.62 3.53 (4) $42,670
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 0.61 3.47 (4) $55,580
Clarksville, TN-KY 50 0.60 3.44 (4) $41,900


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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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 40 0.40 2.25 (4) $66,980
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 220 0.12 0.70 (4) $64,270
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 50 0.25 1.40 (4) $64,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 0.75 (4) $62,370
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $62,020
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 70 0.28 1.57 (4) $61,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 0.53 (4) $61,910
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 0.84 (4) $61,830
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.32 (4) $61,640
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.08 0.47 (4) $60,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 110 0.34 1.92 (4) $43,400
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 3.01 (4) $45,300
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.49 (4) $45,530
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.60 3.44 (4) $51,230
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 1.85 (4) $48,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 3.47 (4) $49,360
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.60 3.44 (4) $51,230
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 3.01 (4) $45,300
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 110 0.34 1.92 (4) $43,400
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.94 (4) $47,100

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $56,070
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.27 (4) $56,050
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.60 3.44 (4) $51,230
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 1.38 (4) $50,870
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $50,800


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.

(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 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