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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 $62,610, New Jersey is the highest paying state for athletic trainers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $59,440). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 New Jersey
$62,610
$35,910 630
2 District of Columbia
$59,440
$41,190 80
3 Hawaii
$56,510
$41,860 190
4 Rhode Island
$54,330
$40,960 80
5 Texas
$53,730
$27,220 2,790
6 Connecticut
$51,100
$39,560 340
7 California
$49,720
$23,360 1,360
8 Massachusetts
$49,540
$28,110 630
9 New Hampshire
$49,120
$35,040 230
10 Wisconsin
$48,750
$38,800 810
11 Minnesota
$48,200
$36,620 740
12 Washington
$48,130
$35,700 320
13 New Mexico
$47,790
$31,150 30
14 Michigan
$47,410
$33,210 1,030
15 Oregon
$47,360
$33,610 140
16 Colorado
$47,320
$33,110 450
17 Utah
$47,070
$31,270 190
18 Vermont
$46,900
$31,990 60
19 Mississippi
$46,770
$31,980 210
20 Ohio
$46,570
$34,430 1,160
21 Nebraska
$46,390
$25,630 200
22 Maryland
$46,060
$32,750 210
23 Georgia
$45,850
$28,430 650
24 New York
$45,540
$31,060 1,440
25 Wyoming
$45,530
$27,220 50
26 Florida
$45,390
$19,670 1,260
27 Arizona
$45,260
$22,460 670
28 Kansas
$44,900
$33,210 290
29 Iowa
$44,880
$33,570 290
30 Missouri
$44,850
$32,220 530
31 Alaska
$44,820
$27,910 30
32 Illinois
$44,800
$27,460 1,200
33 Oklahoma
$44,710
$32,030 290
34 West Virginia
$44,520
$33,600 120
35 Pennsylvania
$44,290
$33,160 1,390
36 Kentucky
$43,960
$31,740 350
37 Louisiana
$43,780
$23,320 220
38 Indiana
$43,770
$32,960 630
39 South Carolina
$43,710
$28,500 310
40 Virginia
$43,620
$32,130 750
41 Delaware
$43,530
$34,740 120
42 Montana
$43,150
$32,580 120
43 North Dakota
$43,120
$32,650 70
44 Tennessee
$42,940
$28,970 550
45 South Dakota
$42,700
$33,510 120
46 Alabama
$42,180
$30,400 500
47 Idaho
$41,690
$26,300 140
48 North Carolina
$40,670
$30,700 670
49 Arkansas
$40,590
$18,770 140
50 Nevada
$39,480
$31,500 50
51 Maine
$39,270
$28,350 180
52 Puerto Rico
$20,200
$16,470 0
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