Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
24,130 2.7 % (4) $47,880 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $30,300 $37,010 $45,630 $56,320 $69,140
  (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 5,140 0.17 (4) $48,020
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,250 0.51 (4) $43,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,970 0.07 (4) $46,580
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,890 0.23 (4) $46,680
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,770 0.03 (4) $56,520

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 780 0.56 (4) $56,180
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,250 0.51 (4) $43,530
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,890 0.23 (4) $46,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,140 0.17 (4) $48,020
Other Schools and Instruction 410 0.10 (4) $38,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,770 0.03 (4) $56,520
Spectator Sports 780 0.56 (4) $56,180
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 100 0.08 (4) $55,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) (4) $51,170
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 (4) $50,590


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 2,820 0.24 1.40 (4) $53,620
Pennsylvania 1,480 0.26 1.50 (4) $44,900
California 1,450 0.09 0.53 (4) $49,020
New York 1,250 0.14 0.80 (4) $47,220
Ohio 1,190 0.22 1.30 (4) $46,460




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)
Delaware 140 0.32 1.85 (4) $41,620
South Dakota 120 0.29 1.72 (4) $44,410
Minnesota 760 0.27 1.57 (4) $47,830
Hawaii 170 0.27 1.59 (4) $51,820
Wisconsin 720 0.26 1.49 (4) $49,310




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 70 0.10 0.60 (4) $67,500
New Jersey 630 0.16 0.93 (4) $59,180
Connecticut 370 0.22 1.29 (4) $57,140
Nevada 50 0.04 0.21 (4) $57,110
Texas 2,820 0.24 1.40 (4) $53,620





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 780 0.27 1.56 (4) $61,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.11 0.65 (4) $51,460
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 1.16 (4) $48,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 540 0.28 1.64 (4) $48,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 420 0.22 1.25 (4) $41,920
Pittsburgh, PA 390 0.35 2.03 (4) $41,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 360 0.14 0.84 (4) $52,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 0.45 (4) $49,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 1.87 (4) $54,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 0.74 (4) $64,470




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 80 1.21 7.02 (4) $62,130
Fond du Lac, WI 30 0.74 4.30 (4) $49,590
State College, PA 50 0.73 4.26 (8) (8)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 40 0.70 4.05 (4) $44,110
Racine, WI 50 0.69 4.00 (4) $50,350
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.67 3.88 (4) $45,450
Winchester, VA-WV 40 0.65 3.77 (4) $56,810
Bowling Green, KY 40 0.57 3.34 (4) $42,540
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 40 0.48 2.80 (4) $44,130
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.47 2.71 (4) $40,810




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)
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.47 2.76 (4) $67,870
College Station-Bryan, TX 30 0.32 1.88 (4) $65,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 0.74 (4) $64,470
Flagstaff, AZ 80 1.21 7.02 (4) $62,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 780 0.27 1.56 (4) $61,710
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.31 1.81 (4) $60,800
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.35 (4) $60,270
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 290 0.16 0.94 (4) $60,190
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 60 0.25 1.47 (4) $60,180
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 0.24 (4) $60,020

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 2.02 (4) $42,120
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.25 1.47 (4) $39,820
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 1.98 (4) $46,370
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.26 (4) $45,110
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 3.03 (4) $47,990

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 0.68 3.96 (4) $48,360
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 3.03 (4) $47,990
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.36 (4) $43,970
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 2.02 (4) $42,120
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.97 (4) $44,490

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) $52,380
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.76 (4) $51,400
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.39 (4) $48,610
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 3.96 (4) $48,360
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.34 (4) $48,340


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.

(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 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