Athletic Trainer Salary

athletic-trainer-salary-chart.jpgAthletic trainers help individuals recover from or avoid sports related illnesses, injuries, and/or achieve peak physical fitness.

Salary

The average salary of an athletic trainer is $44,720 annually. The bottom 10% earns at most $26,120 a year while the top 10% earns at most $66,060 a year. The median salary is $42,790 a year.

The best industries for employment are colleges, universities, and professional schools (4,710 employed, $45,760); offices of “other” health practitioners (3,660 employed, $41,730); and general medical and surgical hospitals (3,120 employed, $44,810). The best industry for employment are performing arts companies ($53,570, 40 employed).

The top three paying states for this career are New Jersey ($67,800 average), Washington D.C. ($62,090), and Texas ($52,580).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of athletic trainers is expected to increase by 21% between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than average.

Athletic Trainer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $30,830 $39,940 $57,810 $42,330
Arizona $27,810 $37,620 $59,880 $41,640
Arkansas $18,850 $40,170 $69,180 $41,850
California $27,540 $49,380 $75,760 $51,180
Colorado $29,810 $42,910 $70,650 $47,960
Connecticut $20,640 $40,390 $67,080 $40,020
Delaware $26,800 $40,300 $55,080 $40,410
Florida $21,800 $41,710 $59,230 $40,960
Georgia $32,420 $44,380 $59,900 $45,410
Hawaii $38,430 $47,040 $59,790 $47,800
Idaho $16,940 $35,910 $55,640 $35,270
Illinois $19,100 $40,540 $60,810 $40,900
Indiana $32,180 $40,450 $57,370 $42,540
Iowa $28,490 $37,900 $48,830 $39,360
Kansas $26,300 $37,730 $56,900 $39,690
Kentucky $27,780 $40,350 $59,060 $42,340
Louisiana $23,840 $43,440 $59,960 $43,260
Maine $28,520 $41,280 $59,760 $42,450
Maryland $24,600 $38,660 $55,220 $39,170
Massachusetts $34,840 $49,970 $71,690 $51,640
Michigan $23,960 $42,360 $58,440 $42,230
Minnesota $25,800 $40,310 $57,090 $41,310
Mississippi $21,500 $43,270 $59,320 $43,390
Missouri $31,850 $44,210 $59,280 $44,890
Montana $27,740 $37,530 $55,000 $42,230
Nebraska $33,150 $44,520 $60,220 $46,230
Nevada $29,490 $38,040 $48,080 $38,980
New Hampshire $32,660 $43,290 $58,970 $44,580
New Jersey $39,360 $70,270 $93,030 $67,800
New Mexico $27,500 $39,370 $60,630 $41,490
New York $26,800 $44,040 $75,390 $48,620
North Carolina $30,310 $38,850 $57,980 $42,620
North Dakota $21,880 $30,120 $50,170 $33,990
Ohio $31,710 $42,250 $57,790 $43,040
Oklahoma $17,190 $32,750 $50,660 $32,980
Oregon $28,280 $43,740 $63,140 $44,610
Pennsylvania $31,480 $40,710 $60,380 $43,700
Rhode Island $20,980 $28,190 $56,220 $34,490
South Carolina $24,380 $43,380 $91,480 $50,590
South Dakota $28,250 $37,850 $53,650 $39,210
Tennessee $26,430 $40,980 $59,020 $42,170
Texas $32,380 $51,450 $71,150 $52,580
Utah $22,770 $36,760 $55,360 $38,850
Vermont $34,430 $50,160 $63,350 $49,470
Virginia $31,400 $43,260 $61,600 $45,080
Washington $29,730 $45,150 $62,440 $46,390
West Virginia $23,890 $38,740 $67,980 $43,500
Wisconsin $33,130 $45,520 $59,380 $46,110
Wyoming $33,550 $43,400 $56,130 $43,760