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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,360
25th Percentile Wage
$40,480
50th Percentile Wage
$49,720
75th Percentile Wage
$63,410
90th Percentile Wage
$76,610

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 $76,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of athletic trainers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,720
4.00% 3.08%
2016
$47,730
1.84% -
2015
$46,850
-1.77% -
2014
$47,680
-3.57% -
2013
$49,380
2.41% -
2012
$48,190
- -

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 $22,450 to $65,680. The highest paying area for athletic trainers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $65,680. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $60,770). The lowest paying area is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $22,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$65,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$60,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$57,050
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$54,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$51,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$50,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$49,400
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$49,210
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$48,140
Bakersfield-Delano
$46,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$45,760
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$45,470
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$26,810
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$22,450




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