Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
20,780 2.3 % (4) $44,010 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $25,960 $33,900 $42,090 $51,870 $64,140
(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 4,270 0.15 (4) $45,020
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,360 0.47 (4) $40,320
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,180 0.29 (4) $44,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,870 0.05 (4) $44,310
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,820 0.02 (4) $53,530

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 1,180 0.90 (4) $46,200
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,360 0.47 (4) $40,320
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,180 0.29 (4) $44,200
Other Schools and Instruction 660 0.19 (4) $32,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,270 0.15 (4) $45,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 50 0.04 (4) $58,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,820 0.02 (4) $53,530
Junior Colleges 400 0.05 (4) $46,980
Spectator Sports 1,180 0.90 (4) $46,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,270 0.15 (4) $45,020


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)
Illinois 1,560 0.28 1.73 (4) $39,420
Texas 1,380 0.13 0.82 (4) $52,900
Michigan 1,160 0.30 1.85 (4) $40,950
New York 1,080 0.13 0.79 (4) $47,140
California 1,070 0.07 0.47 (4) $48,650




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)
Michigan 1,160 0.30 1.85 (4) $40,950
Delaware 120 0.30 1.86 (4) $37,700
Kentucky 490 0.28 1.74 (4) $40,280
Illinois 1,560 0.28 1.73 (4) $39,420
Idaho 170 0.28 1.76 (4) $34,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 630 0.17 1.05 (4) $59,090
District of Columbia 80 0.13 0.80 (4) $58,680
Texas 1,380 0.13 0.82 (4) $52,900
Massachusetts 610 0.19 1.20 (4) $51,680
South Carolina 310 0.17 1.07 (4) $51,350





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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 620 0.58 3.64 (4) $38,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.09 0.60 (4) $55,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 390 0.22 1.40 (4) $38,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.19 1.22 (4) $44,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 1.27 (4) $52,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.13 0.83 (4) $43,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 0.76 (4) $49,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.13 0.81 (4) $58,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.42 (4) $50,300
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 250 0.28 1.77 (4) $41,080




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)
Janesville, WI 60 0.98 6.15 (4) $45,450
Bloomington-Normal, IL 90 0.98 6.14 (4) $42,630
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 70 0.94 5.89 (4) $20,400
Jackson, TN 50 0.89 5.57 (4) $26,650
Lexington-Fayette, KY 220 0.88 5.54 (4) $37,280
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.76 4.76 (4) $30,820
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 30 0.69 4.32 (4) $33,650
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 620 0.58 3.64 (4) $38,250
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 190 0.51 3.21 (4) $35,320
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 200 0.48 3.01 (4) $47,050




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.24 1.49 (4) $69,000
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC (8) (8) (8) (4) $64,490
York-Hanover, PA 30 0.18 1.15 (4) $61,910
Colorado Springs, CO 50 0.20 1.23 (4) $61,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.13 0.81 (4) $58,540
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 0.20 1.23 (4) $57,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 230 0.09 0.54 (4) $56,400
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.43 2.71 (4) $56,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.10 0.64 (4) $56,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.09 0.60 (4) $55,660

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.68 (4) $31,680
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 3.05 (4) $23,610
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.14 0.91 (4) $40,480
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.77 (4) $45,630
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.81 (4) $46,020

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 60 0.49 3.05 (4) $23,610
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.68 (4) $31,680
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.81 (4) $46,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.77 (4) $45,630
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.67 (4) $37,700

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 0.26 1.62 (4) $46,360
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.81 (4) $46,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.77 (4) $45,630
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.96 (4) $44,990
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.02 (4) $44,440


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.

(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 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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