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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Offices of Chiropractors|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .