2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Athletic Trainers evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. Provide preventive, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative care.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Athletic Trainers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $32,980 to $41,310 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Athletic Trainers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$*||$75,810|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$*||$61,280|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$*||$49,860|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$*||$41,310|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$*||$32,980|
Highest paying states
* Athletic Trainers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.
Another simple way to increase your salary as an Athletic Trainer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Athletic Trainers are in the states of DC, HI, MA, CT and CA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||$62500||$*|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$53870||$*|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$53720||$*|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$52390||$*|
|Outpatient Care Centers||$52010||$*|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$50360||$*|
|Offices of Physicians||$50150||$*|
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services||$50040||$*|
|Other Schools and Instruction||$49440||$*|
|Other Amusement and Recreation Industries||$49040||$*|
|Educational Support Services||$47640||$*|
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners||$47380||$*|
|Civic and Social Organizations||$46240||$*|
|Other Personal Services||$35760||$*|