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Highest Paying Industries for Athletic Trainers

The top 54 highest paying industries for athletic trainers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $70,770, business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations is the highest paying industry for athletic trainers. It is followed by elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry (average annual salary $54,310). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of athletic trainers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 54 Highest Paying Industries for Athletic Trainers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$70,770
40
2 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$54,310
1,700
3 Educational Services - Local government owned
$54,060
2,050
4 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$52,960
2,200
5 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$52,440
330
6 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$51,570
2,530
7 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$51,020
70
8 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$49,800
110
9 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$49,690
110
10 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$49,220
420
11 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$48,830
120
12 Hospitals - State government owned
$48,830
120
13 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$48,720
60
14 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$48,720
60
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,560
4,780
16 Performing Arts Companies
$47,250
40
17 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$47,240
430
18 Educational Services
$46,240
7,730
19 State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,680
2,250
20 Educational Services - State government owned
$45,490
2,130
21 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$45,450
1,970
22 Civic and Social Organizations
$45,430
70
23 Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,660
2,820
24 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,610
2,760
25 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$44,610
3,270
26 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$44,570
3,200
27 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,090
4,760
28 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,630
90
29 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,170
320
30 Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,170
320
31 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$43,090
2,770
32 Offices of Physicians
$42,990
1,900
33 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,850
3,550
34 Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,390
9,990
35 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$42,320
90
36 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$42,230
1,290
37 Spectator Sports
$41,960
1,170
38 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$41,490
150
39 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$41,490
150
40 Federal, State, and Local Government
$41,490
150
41 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,250
6,560
42 Offices of Chiropractors
$41,160
140
43 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,700
4,250
44 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$40,600
4,140
45 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$40,540
3,980
46 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$40,010
2,750
47 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$39,960
2,960
48 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$39,940
2,960
49 Outpatient Care Centers
$38,890
490
50 Junior colleges - State government owned
$38,890
80
51 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$36,500
350
52 Other Schools and Instruction
$36,500
350
53 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$28,180
n/a
54 Social Assistance
$28,180
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for athletic trainers.