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Athletic Trainer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of athletic trainers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare athletic trainer salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Athletic Trainers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,630
25th Percentile Wage
$31,900
50th Percentile Wage
$42,970
75th Percentile Wage
$50,730
90th Percentile Wage
$63,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletic trainers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $63,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletic trainers is $19,630.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,970-0.09%3.47%
201543,0103.53%-
201441,4900.05%-
201341,470-0.02%-
201241,480--

Compare Athletic Trainer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of athletic trainers in five industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $53,150. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $42,550). For detailed athletic trainer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$53,150
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$49,800
State government, including schools and hospitals
$46,420
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$42,970
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,550

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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