Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
22,400 2.4 % (4) $45,730 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $27,610 $34,950 $43,370 $53,900 $67,070
(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 4,760 0.16 (4) $46,860
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,140 0.54 (4) $42,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,200 0.06 (4) $45,730
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,960 0.26 (4) $43,590
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,200 0.03 (4) $53,860

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 1,170 0.86 (4) $47,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,140 0.54 (4) $42,630
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,960 0.26 (4) $43,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,760 0.16 (4) $46,860
Other Schools and Instruction 350 0.09 (4) $36,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 (4) $72,800
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.03 (4) $58,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,200 0.03 (4) $53,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.03 (4) $51,310
Junior Colleges 420 0.05 (4) $50,600


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 1,680 0.15 0.90 (4) $54,010
Illinois 1,610 0.28 1.69 (4) $43,450
California 1,360 0.09 0.54 (4) $50,170
Pennsylvania 1,290 0.23 1.38 (4) $41,920
Ohio 1,020 0.20 1.18 (4) $43,720




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)
Vermont 120 0.39 2.34 (4) $48,910
Minnesota 980 0.36 2.17 (4) $42,880
Connecticut 590 0.36 2.16 (4) $43,860
Iowa 440 0.29 1.75 (4) $40,150
Illinois 1,610 0.28 1.69 (4) $43,450




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 590 0.15 0.92 (4) $63,850
District of Columbia 90 0.13 0.81 (4) $63,730
Texas 1,680 0.15 0.90 (4) $54,010
Massachusetts 670 0.20 1.21 (4) $51,530
California 1,360 0.09 0.54 (4) $50,170





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 1,190 0.32 1.91 (4) $43,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 650 0.35 2.14 (4) $42,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 500 0.27 1.64 (4) $38,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.17 1.05 (4) $45,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 410 0.14 0.87 (4) $61,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.16 0.99 (4) $49,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.21 1.26 (4) $44,520
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.20 1.18 (4) $53,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.08 0.46 (4) $45,820
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 310 0.27 1.62 (4) $40,930




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)
Winchester, VA-WV 40 0.74 4.46 (4) $50,370
Janesville, WI 40 0.70 4.19 (4) $44,640
Jackson, TN 40 0.69 4.17 (4) $33,800
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 280 0.67 4.05 (4) $45,310
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.55 3.33 (4) $48,540
Duluth, MN-WI 70 0.55 3.29 (4) $47,280
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.51 3.08 (4) $65,150
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.46 2.78 (4) $40,850
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 100 0.46 2.75 (4) $44,270
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.45 2.72 (4) $40,570




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.57 (4) $68,690
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 0.83 (4) $68,350
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.51 3.08 (4) $65,150
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.30 1.79 (4) $61,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.10 0.58 (4) $61,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 410 0.14 0.87 (4) $61,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 0.68 (4) $60,800
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.28 1.71 (4) $59,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.09 0.52 (4) $58,030
Lubbock, TX 30 0.23 1.42 (4) $57,040

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 60 0.24 1.47 (4) $37,760
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 0.84 (4) $38,970
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.47 (4) $41,150
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.09 (4) $39,400
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.34 (4) $42,330

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 3.43 (4) $49,560
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 2.83 (4) $48,240
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.20 (4) $49,810
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 1.83 (4) $40,100
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.72 (4) $42,710

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.18 (4) $51,070
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.20 (4) $49,810
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 3.43 (4) $49,560
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.30 (4) $49,060
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 2.83 (4) $48,240


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015