Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
6,620 3.9 % $23.91 $49,740 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.16 $18.20 $22.60 $28.49 $35.50
Annual Wage (2) $31,540 $37,850 $47,010 $59,250 $73,840


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 3,670 0.07 $24.20 $50,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 820 0.10 $19.33 $40,210
Offices of Physicians 470 0.02 $23.11 $48,070
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $33.52 $69,730
Outpatient Care Centers 210 0.03 $25.82 $53,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 820 0.10 $19.33 $40,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,670 0.07 $24.20 $50,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 80 0.03 $24.58 $51,120
Outpatient Care Centers 210 0.03 $25.82 $53,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $33.52 $69,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $37.35 $77,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $33.52 $69,730
Individual and Family Services 100 0.01 $30.47 $63,390
Outpatient Care Centers 210 0.03 $25.82 $53,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $25.24 $52,510


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)
Pennsylvania 550 0.10 1.99 $20.19 $42,000
Texas 490 0.04 0.89 $22.75 $47,330
Virginia 460 0.12 2.59 $18.06 $37,560
Florida 460 0.06 1.20 $23.52 $48,920
Michigan 420 0.10 2.14 $22.55 $46,910



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)
Virginia 460 0.12 2.59 $18.06 $37,560
Wisconsin 270 0.10 2.01 $28.08 $58,410
Pennsylvania 550 0.10 1.99 $20.19 $42,000
Mississippi 110 0.10 1.99 $19.45 $40,450
Michigan 420 0.10 2.14 $22.55 $46,910



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 340 0.02 0.46 $31.93 $66,410
Massachusetts 150 0.04 0.90 $31.78 $66,090
Arizona 70 0.03 0.58 $31.38 $65,270
New York 180 0.02 0.42 $29.22 $60,770
Kansas 70 0.05 1.00 $28.81 $59,920




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.12 2.55 $15.45 $32,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 1.90 $29.06 $60,440
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 140 0.04 0.84 $28.47 $59,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.05 0.95 $21.09 $43,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.04 0.74 $24.68 $51,340
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 100 0.08 1.56 $20.79 $43,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.91 $20.31 $42,240
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 100 0.10 2.01 $23.81 $49,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.48 $36.79 $76,520
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.08 1.58 $24.40 $50,760



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)
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 60 0.38 8.01 $21.14 $43,970
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.26 5.38 $26.91 $55,980
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.17 3.65 $20.06 $41,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.12 2.55 $15.45 $32,130
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.12 2.44 $22.24 $46,270
Madison, WI 40 0.11 2.20 $28.68 $59,660
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 100 0.10 2.01 $23.81 $49,530
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 1.78 $30.64 $63,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 1.90 $29.06 $60,440
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 1.72 $20.95 $43,580



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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.48 $36.79 $76,520
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 1.01 $36.26 $75,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 50 0.03 0.53 $34.32 $71,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.62 $34.21 $71,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.01 0.29 $31.65 $65,830
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 1.78 $30.64 $63,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 1.90 $29.06 $60,440
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.52 $28.87 $60,060
Madison, WI 40 0.11 2.20 $28.68 $59,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 140 0.04 0.84 $28.47 $59,230

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 4.08 $19.77 $41,130

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 4.08 $19.77 $41,130

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.80 $47,430
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 4.08 $19.77 $41,130


About May 2015 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016