Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
5,820 3.7 % $22.89 $47,610 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.90 $17.66 $21.53 $27.00 $33.72
Annual Wage (2) $31,000 $36,740 $44,770 $56,150 $70,140


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 3,160 0.06 $22.08 $45,930
Offices of Physicians 520 0.02 $22.35 $46,500
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 370 0.05 $21.30 $44,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $33.18 $69,010
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 290 0.13 $21.80 $45,350

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 290 0.13 $21.80 $45,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,160 0.06 $22.08 $45,930
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 370 0.05 $21.30 $44,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $33.18 $69,010
Offices of Physicians 520 0.02 $22.35 $46,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 60 0.01 $34.61 $71,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $33.18 $69,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $28.23 $58,710
Outpatient Care Centers 90 0.01 $25.65 $53,360
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 120 0.01 $25.02 $52,050


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 540 0.05 1.15 $22.41 $46,610
North Carolina 540 0.14 3.09 $22.14 $46,050
Florida 420 0.06 1.29 $21.59 $44,900
California 270 0.02 0.42 $27.15 $56,470
Wisconsin 250 0.09 2.10 $22.80 $47,420




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)
North Carolina 540 0.14 3.09 $22.14 $46,050
Wisconsin 250 0.09 2.10 $22.80 $47,420
Mississippi 90 0.08 1.80 $19.71 $41,000
New Hampshire 40 0.07 1.49 $23.26 $48,390
Indiana 190 0.07 1.48 $19.92 $41,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 160 0.02 0.42 $31.68 $65,890
West Virginia 50 0.06 1.42 $30.45 $63,330
California 270 0.02 0.42 $27.15 $56,470
Oklahoma 50 0.03 0.78 $26.48 $55,070
Louisiana 110 0.06 1.34 $25.82 $53,710





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.10 2.14 $22.03 $45,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 140 0.08 1.76 $23.35 $48,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 110 0.05 1.11 $20.25 $42,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 1.41 $25.36 $52,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.63 $24.56 $51,080
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.41 $32.61 $67,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.97 $24.47 $50,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 0.08 1.70 $21.12 $43,920
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 70 0.08 1.73 $20.14 $41,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 0.89 $26.61 $55,350




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)
Roanoke, VA 40 0.25 5.54 $21.41 $44,530
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.23 5.09 $27.97 $58,180
Fort Wayne, IN 30 0.16 3.64 $18.91 $39,330
Madison, WI 40 0.13 2.96 $24.71 $51,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.10 2.14 $22.03 $45,810
Richmond, VA 60 0.09 2.10 $28.06 $58,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 140 0.08 1.76 $23.35 $48,560
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 0.08 1.70 $21.12 $43,920
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.08 1.69 $21.96 $45,680
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 70 0.08 1.73 $20.14 $41,900




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.41 $32.61 $67,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.53 $59,340
Richmond, VA 60 0.09 2.10 $28.06 $58,360
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.23 5.09 $27.97 $58,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.02 0.56 $27.73 $57,670
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $26.85 $55,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 0.89 $26.61 $55,350
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60 0.05 1.11 $26.18 $54,440
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.91 $25.53 $53,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.45 $25.37 $52,770


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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