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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
$32,670
25th Percentile Wage
$37,150
50th Percentile Wage
$44,070
75th Percentile Wage
$51,020
90th Percentile Wage
$61,160

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 $61,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletic trainers is $32,670.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,0700.64%7.24%
201543,7903.20%-
201442,3901.18%-
201341,8902.41%-
201240,880--

Compare Athletic Trainer Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of athletic trainers in 20 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 offices of all other health practitioners industry with an annual salary $50,810. 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
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$50,810
Offices of Chiropractors
$46,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$46,700
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$46,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$46,690
Hospitals - State government owned
$46,690
Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,510
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,450
Outpatient Care Centers
$44,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,710
Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,710
Offices of Physicians
$44,640
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,120
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$42,060
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$41,800
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,140
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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