Athletic Trainer Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of athletic trainers in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare athletic trainer salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Athletic Trainers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,400
25th Percentile Wage
$40,150
50th Percentile Wage
$49,460
75th Percentile Wage
$61,590
90th Percentile Wage
$76,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletic trainers in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) athletic trainers is $76,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletic trainers is $31,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of athletic trainers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,460
2.61% 9.83%
2016
$48,170
1.31% -
2015
$47,540
2.73% -
2014
$46,240
1.79% -
2013
$45,410
1.78% -
2012
$44,600
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Compare Athletic Trainer Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of athletic trainers in 17 industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for athletic trainer occupations is the elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry with an annual salary $60,400. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $38,370). For detailed athletic trainer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$60,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,310
Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,970
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$53,260
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$50,770
Educational Services
$49,460
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$49,110
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$48,430
Educational Services - State government owned
$47,210
Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,810
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$46,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$46,500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$46,280
Other Schools and Instruction
$40,110
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$40,110
Junior colleges - State government owned
$38,370

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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