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Athletic Trainer Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of athletic trainers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare athletic trainer salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Athletic Trainers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletic trainers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $79,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletic trainers is $23,310.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Athletic Trainer Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of athletic trainers in seven industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 performing arts companies industry with an annual salary $47,250. The lowest paying industry is the promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry (annual salary $42,220). For detailed athletic trainer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts Companies
Spectator Sports
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events

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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