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Athletic Trainer Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for athletic trainers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of athletic trainers among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,700
25th Percentile Wage
$34,720
50th Percentile Wage
$40,670
75th Percentile Wage
$49,140
90th Percentile Wage
$61,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletic trainers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,700.

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
$40,670
2.53% 6.91%
2016
$39,640
1.72% -
2015
$38,960
-0.80% -
2014
$39,270
1.07% -
2013
$38,850
2.55% -
2012
$37,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Athletic Trainers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of athletic trainers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of athletic trainers in state of North Carolina ranges from $33,330 to $51,440. The highest paying area for athletic trainers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $51,440. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $42,580). The lowest paying area is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $33,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$51,440
Raleigh-Cary
$42,580
Wilmington
$40,080
Winston-Salem
$39,080
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,810
Asheville
$37,900
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,610
Greensboro-High Point
$33,330




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