Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
23,450 2.7 % (4) $46,940 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $28,480 $36,010 $44,670 $55,270 $68,300
  (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 4,800 0.16 (4) $47,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,890 0.48 (4) $43,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,720 0.07 (4) $46,600
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,150 0.27 (4) $43,490
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,580 0.03 (4) $55,420

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 1,140 0.82 (4) $50,130
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,890 0.48 (4) $43,690
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,150 0.27 (4) $43,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,800 0.16 (4) $47,660
Offices of Physicians 2,290 0.09 (4) $46,370

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 50 0.01 (4) $69,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,580 0.03 (4) $55,420
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 100 0.08 (4) $51,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) (4) $50,450
Spectator Sports 1,140 0.82 (4) $50,130


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 2,360 0.20 1.20 (4) $52,510
California 1,490 0.10 0.56 (4) $49,060
Pennsylvania 1,410 0.25 1.45 (4) $43,070
Illinois 1,270 0.22 1.28 (4) $47,380
Ohio 1,180 0.22 1.31 (4) $46,010



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)
Connecticut 640 0.38 2.26 (4) $45,100
Minnesota 980 0.35 2.08 (4) $45,170
Vermont 90 0.31 1.80 (4) $45,640
Hawaii 180 0.30 1.73 (4) $50,100
Maine 160 0.28 1.63 (4) $41,360



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.87 (4) $63,020
Nevada 30 0.03 0.15 (4) $62,230
New Jersey 620 0.16 0.94 (4) $60,010
Texas 2,360 0.20 1.20 (4) $52,510
Massachusetts 640 0.19 1.11 (4) $52,310




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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 850 0.24 1.40 (4) $47,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 740 0.39 2.30 (4) $44,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 590 0.09 0.53 (4) $59,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 1.03 (4) $66,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 350 0.18 1.09 (4) $41,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.14 0.84 (4) $52,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.08 0.49 (4) $48,670
Pittsburgh, PA 340 0.30 1.76 (4) $40,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 340 0.14 0.80 (4) $47,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 330 0.19 1.10 (4) $57,430



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)
State College, PA 60 0.83 4.89 (8) (8)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 40 0.77 4.54 (4) $43,680
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 300 0.71 4.17 (4) $44,690
Bowling Green, KY 50 0.70 4.13 (4) $41,100
Winchester, VA-WV 40 0.68 3.98 (4) $51,790
Harrisonburg, VA 30 0.57 3.36 (4) $46,440
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.55 3.25 (4) $63,790
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.49 2.89 (4) $41,310
Lexington-Fayette, KY 130 0.48 2.82 (4) $42,980
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.44 2.62 (4) $40,310



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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 1.03 (4) $66,850
Charlottesville, VA 60 0.55 3.25 (4) $63,790
Colorado Springs, CO 60 0.24 1.40 (4) $63,540
College Station-Bryan, TX 30 0.35 2.03 (4) $61,850
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.13 0.79 (4) $61,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 0.78 (4) $59,840
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 590 0.09 0.53 (4) $59,190
Madison, WI 80 0.21 1.22 (4) $58,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.11 0.62 (4) $57,630
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 60 0.24 1.39 (4) $57,510

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.25 1.45 (4) $40,480
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.57 (4) $41,900
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.59 (4) $42,580
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 2.72 (4) $49,190
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.58 (4) $46,720

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.97 (4) $50,320
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 2.72 (4) $49,190
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.19 (4) $42,060
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.99 (4) $39,730
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.00 (4) $42,920

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 0.28 1.67 (4) $52,780
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.97 (4) $50,320
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $49,490
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 2.72 (4) $49,190
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $48,710


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.

(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.

(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