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How much does an Athletic Trainer make in the United States?

Average Athletic Trainer Yearly Salary in the United States

Athletic Trainers earn a median salary of $45,630 per year. Salaries typically start from $30,300 and go up to $69,140.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Athletic trainers work in various facilities involving athletic health care programs, and are often behind the scenes heroes who work hard to optimize the performance and overall health of some of our favourite athletes. More and more companies are recruiting athletic trainers to provide preventative education that effectively reduces injuries and subsequent insurance payouts.

Many factors can affect the differences in salaries for athletic trainers, like experience, certification, and geographic location. Specifically for athletic trainers, experience and proper certification will equal a much higher salary. Those who work for the NFL can earn an annual salary of $125,000 or more, while emergency athletic trainers can earn upwards of $100,000. Trainers who work in the recreational or youth sports industry earn the lowest annual salary out of all athletic trainers, coming in at $38,000.

The five top paying states for athletic trainers are New Jersey, District of Columbia, Texas, Massachusetts, and South Carolina with a range of $59,090 to $51,350. The best cities or metropolitan areas for an athletic trainer are Edison-New Brunswick NJ, Charleston SC, York-Hanover PA, Colorado Springs CO and Dallas TX. The salary range is $69,000 to $58,500.

Employment Type Mix

53%
Full-Time
47%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
132
RATINGS
Athletic Trainers average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Athletic Trainers in the 14th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Athletic Trainer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Athletic Trainer Earnings

The highest earning Athletic Trainers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $69,140
per year
Senior Athletic Trainer Earnings

Senior Athletic Trainers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $56,320
per year
Experienced Athletic Trainer Earnings

Experienced Athletic Trainers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $45,630
per year
Junior Athletic Trainer Earnings

Junior Athletic Trainers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $37,010
per year
Starting Athletic Trainer Earnings

Starting Athletic Trainers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $30,300
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Athletic Trainer salary comparison

Athletic Trainers earn more than 50% percent of Sports & Fitness careers. Athletic Trainer salaries are in the bottom 64% of all careers in the United States.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Salary $78k
Physical Education Teacher Salary $59k
Athlete Salary $47k
Exercise Physiologist Salary $47k
Athletic Trainer Salary $45k
Fitness Trainer Salary $38k
Sports Scout Salary $31k
Sports Referee Salary $25k
Sports Writer Salary $22k
Source:

Historical salary for Athletic Trainers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Athletic Trainer salary by state

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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