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
$30,980
25th Percentile Wage
$38,510
50th Percentile Wage
$48,170
75th Percentile Wage
$60,410
90th Percentile Wage
$74,670

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 $74,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletic trainers is $30,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of athletic trainers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,1701.31%7.41%
201547,5402.73%-
201446,2401.79%-
201345,4101.78%-
201244,600--

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 - local government owned industry with an annual salary $57,100. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $38,210). For detailed athletic trainer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$57,100
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$55,950
Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$55,260
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$52,360
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$51,630
Educational Services
$48,170
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$47,830
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$46,620
Educational Services - State government owned
$46,390
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$46,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$45,550
Educational Services - Privately owned
$45,130
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$45,060
Junior colleges - State government owned
$38,370
Other Schools and Instruction
$38,210
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$38,210

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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