Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
18,240 2.6 % (4) $44,640 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $26,170 $34,110 $42,400 $52,490 $65,970
(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 4,000 0.14 (4) $44,560
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,720 0.39 (4) $40,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,680 0.05 (4) $44,170
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,610 0.25 (4) $46,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,750 0.02 (4) $53,960

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 740 0.58 (4) $52,640
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,720 0.39 (4) $40,150
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,610 0.25 (4) $46,550
Other Schools and Instruction 570 0.17 (4) $33,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,000 0.14 (4) $44,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.04 (4) $56,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,750 0.02 (4) $53,960
Spectator Sports 740 0.58 (4) $52,640
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 110 0.05 (4) $46,780
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,610 0.25 (4) $46,550


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 1,480 0.14 1.01 (4) $52,980
Illinois 1,060 0.19 1.34 (4) $42,780
Pennsylvania 1,050 0.19 1.34 (4) $40,790
California 950 0.07 0.48 (4) $48,640
Michigan 930 0.24 1.71 (4) $43,100




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)
Montana 130 0.30 2.13 (4) $37,220
Delaware 120 0.30 2.10 (4) $36,500
Kentucky 430 0.25 1.75 (4) $39,030
Vermont 70 0.24 1.69 (4) $42,570
Michigan 930 0.24 1.71 (4) $43,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah (8) (8) (8) (4) $60,580
New Jersey 620 0.16 1.15 (4) $56,500
Connecticut 370 0.23 1.63 (4) $55,950
Texas 1,480 0.14 1.01 (4) $52,980
District of Columbia 60 0.09 0.63 (4) $51,520





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 680 0.19 1.33 (4) $43,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 0.62 (4) $55,920
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 410 0.39 2.77 (4) $41,570
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.19 1.36 (4) $46,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 340 0.17 1.17 (4) $51,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.19 1.36 (4) $53,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 250 0.10 0.69 (4) $61,370
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.24 1.70 (4) $65,120
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 230 0.21 1.48 (4) $38,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.17 1.16 (4) $44,700




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)
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 1.00 7.05 (4) $30,510
Missoula, MT 50 0.93 6.55 (4) $33,480
Bloomington-Normal, IL 70 0.85 6.01 (4) $48,140
Tyler, TX 60 0.72 5.03 (4) $43,940
Lawrence, KS 30 0.71 5.02 (4) $36,510
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.51 3.57 (4) $61,980
Iowa City, IA 40 0.45 3.14 (8) (8)
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.43 3.02 (8) (8)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.41 2.86 (4) $36,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 410 0.39 2.77 (4) $41,570




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)
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,600
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 80 0.29 2.05 (4) $68,310
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.24 1.70 (4) $65,120
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.16 1.09 (4) $62,260
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.51 3.57 (4) $61,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 250 0.10 0.69 (4) $61,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.09 0.65 (4) $59,280
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 50 0.21 1.46 (4) $58,510
Lansing-East Lansing, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $57,250
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 190 0.24 1.66 (4) $57,010

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 1.24 (4) $42,910
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.40 (4) $37,520
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 3.41 (4) $22,990
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.88 (4) $37,970
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.75 (4) $44,030

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)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 3.41 (4) $22,990
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.40 (4) $37,520
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.26 (4) $41,320
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.18 (4) $43,600
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.11 (4) $41,470

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.70 (4) $47,570
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.75 (4) $44,030
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.18 (4) $43,600
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 1.24 (4) $42,910
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $42,840


About May 2011 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 mean 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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