Athletic Trainer Salary Information

The salary statistics of athletic trainers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of athletic trainers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The athletic trainers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Athletic Trainer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,740
25th Percentile Wage
$38,250
50th Percentile Wage
$46,630
75th Percentile Wage
$57,160
90th Percentile Wage
$69,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletic trainers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) athletic trainers is $69,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,740. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 126% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$46,630
2.14% 9.74%
2016
$45,630
2.10% -
2015
$44,670
2.91% -
2014
$43,370
1.34% -
2013
$42,790
1.64% -
2012
$42,090
- -

Table 2. Athletic Trainer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of athletic trainers in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for athletic trainers occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $49,460. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $40,970).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$49,460
Wholesale Trade
$48,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,010
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,320
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$44,870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,810
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,230
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,970

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Athletic Trainers by States

From the above tables we note that not only athletic trainers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of athletic trainers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,200 to $62,610. The highest paying state for athletic trainers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $62,610. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,200. For more salary information of athletic trainers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$62,610
District of Columbia
$59,440
Hawaii
$56,510
Rhode Island
$54,330
Texas
$53,730
Connecticut
$51,100
California
$49,720
Massachusetts
$49,540
New Hampshire
$49,120
Wisconsin
$48,750
Minnesota
$48,200
Washington
$48,130
New Mexico
$47,790
Michigan
$47,410
Oregon
$47,360
Colorado
$47,320
Utah
$47,070
Vermont
$46,900
Mississippi
$46,770
Ohio
$46,570
Nebraska
$46,390
Maryland
$46,060
Georgia
$45,850
New York
$45,540
Wyoming
$45,530
Florida
$45,390
Arizona
$45,260
Kansas
$44,900
Iowa
$44,880
Missouri
$44,850
Alaska
$44,820
Illinois
$44,800
Oklahoma
$44,710
West Virginia
$44,520
Pennsylvania
$44,290
Kentucky
$43,960
Louisiana
$43,780
Indiana
$43,770
South Carolina
$43,710
Virginia
$43,620
Delaware
$43,530
Montana
$43,150
North Dakota
$43,120
Tennessee
$42,940
South Dakota
$42,700
Alabama
$42,180
Idaho
$41,690
North Carolina
$40,670
Arkansas
$40,590
Nevada
$39,480
Maine
$39,270
Puerto Rico
$20,200



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