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Athletic Trainer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for athletic trainers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of athletic trainers among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Athletic Trainers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,460
25th Percentile Wage
$36,790
50th Percentile Wage
$44,800
75th Percentile Wage
$52,210
90th Percentile Wage
$63,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletic trainers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of athletic trainers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,800
-2.57% 11.67%
2016
$45,950
-0.02% -
2015
$45,960
7.01% -
2014
$42,740
5.15% -
2013
$40,540
2.39% -
2012
$39,570
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Athletic Trainers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of athletic trainers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of athletic trainers in state of Illinois ranges from $40,940 to $54,380. The highest paying area for athletic trainers in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $54,380. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Rockford (mean annual salary $48,590). The lowest paying area is Bloomington-Normal with a median annual salary of $40,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$54,380
Rockford
$48,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$44,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$44,080
Peoria
$44,050
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$43,060
Springfield
$40,990
Bloomington-Normal
$40,940




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