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Athletic Trainer Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of athletic trainers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare athletic trainer salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Athletic Trainers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,390
25th Percentile Wage
$38,700
50th Percentile Wage
$45,320
75th Percentile Wage
$52,130
90th Percentile Wage
$61,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletic trainers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $61,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletic trainers is $33,390.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,320
2.76% 9.80%
2016
$44,070
0.64% -
2015
$43,790
3.20% -
2014
$42,390
1.18% -
2013
$41,890
2.41% -
2012
$40,880
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Compare Athletic Trainer Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of athletic trainers in 21 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 all other ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $53,980. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $28,760). For detailed athletic trainer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,980
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,980
Hospitals - State government owned
$48,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$48,050
Outpatient Care Centers
$47,650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$47,620
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$47,620
Offices of Chiropractors
$47,620
Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,150
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$46,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$46,080
Offices of Physicians
$46,000
Hospitals - Local government owned
$45,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$45,570
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,780
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$43,730
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$43,640
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$40,930
Social Assistance
$28,760
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$28,760

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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