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Highest Paying States for Athletic Trainers

The highest paying states 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 of athletic trainers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $58,490, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for athletic trainers. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $58,390). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of athletic trainers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Athletic Trainers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$58,490
$39,400 70
2 New Jersey
$58,390
$27,230 630
3 Nevada
$56,170
$33,610 50
4 Texas
$53,450
$26,640 2,820
5 Hawaii
$52,320
$40,510 170
6 Rhode Island
$51,720
$35,550 90
7 Connecticut
$50,250
$39,960 370
8 Massachusetts
$50,190
$29,830 630
9 Wisconsin
$48,230
$34,510 720
10 California
$47,730
$23,740 1,450
11 Michigan
$47,660
$33,600 930
12 Washington
$47,170
$26,200 290
13 New Hampshire
$47,130
$33,490 160
14 Minnesota
$46,970
$36,400 760
15 Nebraska
$46,640
$31,230 160
16 Illinois
$45,950
$26,450 1,130
17 Utah
$45,940
$30,060 190
18 Georgia
$45,670
$32,600 510
19 Maryland
$45,370
$23,290 210
20 Ohio
$45,340
$34,040 1,190
21 Florida
$44,860
$25,900 1,150
22 Mississippi
$44,650
$28,600 280
23 Vermont
$44,110
$32,570 70
24 New York
$43,960
$30,120 1,250
25 Colorado
$43,730
$32,280 390
26 Missouri
$43,720
$30,450 480
27 Indiana
$43,470
$32,730 590
28 Kentucky
$43,310
$29,950 430
29 Arizona
$43,290
$28,310 610
30 South Dakota
$43,220
$33,890 120
31 Oregon
$42,900
$33,040 140
32 South Carolina
$42,560
$30,820 310
33 Iowa
$42,430
$32,740 260
34 Maine
$42,380
$28,100 140
35 New Mexico
$42,270
$31,010 40
36 Virginia
$42,210
$32,530 780
37 Oklahoma
$42,160
$28,580 370
38 Kansas
$42,110
$31,930 260
39 Pennsylvania
$42,100
$31,850 1,480
40 Tennessee
$42,010
$30,770 450
41 Alabama
$41,920
$31,670 420
42 West Virginia
$41,510
$32,970 130
43 Delaware
$41,480
$32,250 140
44 Arkansas
$41,410
$17,870 130
45 Idaho
$41,150
$18,280 100
46 Montana
$40,190
$27,980 110
47 North Carolina
$39,640
$29,800 640
48 Louisiana
$38,970
$21,670 190
49 North Dakota
$37,960
$28,630 50
50 Alaska
$34,350
$21,930 40
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