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Athletic Trainer Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for athletic trainers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of athletic trainers among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Athletic Trainers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,740
25th Percentile Wage
$36,070
50th Percentile Wage
$47,730
75th Percentile Wage
$60,660
90th Percentile Wage
$73,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletic trainers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for athletic trainers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of athletic trainers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,7301.84%-0.96%
201546,850-1.77%-
201447,680-3.57%-
201349,3802.41%-
201248,190--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Athletic Trainers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of athletic trainers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of athletic trainers in state of California ranges from $26,810 to $57,080. The highest paying area for athletic trainers in California is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $57,080. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $53,960). The lowest paying area is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $26,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$57,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$53,960
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$52,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$51,850
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$51,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$50,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$50,260
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$48,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$46,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$45,760
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$26,810


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