Athletic Trainer Salary (United States)

An Athletic Trainer earns an average salary of $38,810 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Evaluation and Preventative Medicine.
Athletic Trainer Salary (?
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$29,641 - $53,110
(Median)
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39K
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53K
MEDIAN: $38,809
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Athletic Trainer Salary (?
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$12.47 - $23.90
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,641 - $53,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $17,063  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,460 - $53,553  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 782
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $23.90  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $17,063  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,460 - $53,553  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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Job Description for Athletic Trainer

The role of an athletic trainer is integral to the success of athletes, professional competitors, and any other individual who champions the benefits of proper instruction and routine. In fact, athletic trainers of all disciplines and abilities are sought after for both their expertise and their knowledge. An athletic trainer is depended on every step of the way, throughout the entire process of developing, training, and competing.
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Athletic Trainer Tasks
  • Recommend lifestyle changes, diet, and equipment.
  • Assist in rehabilitation after injuries.
  • Treat minor injuries at sports events and competitions.
  • Prevent, examine, and treat athlete injuries.
  • Attend meetings with the athlete and athletic director for which they are employed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Trainer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Columbus
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New York
up arrow 6%
Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Atlanta
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National Average
$39,000
Boston
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Houston
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Seattle
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Experience Affects Athletic Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Athletic Trainer Salaries

Evaluation
up arrow 19%
Preventative Medicine
up arrow 11%
Emergency Response
up arrow 4%
Injury prevention
up arrow 2%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Prevention
up arrow 10%
Injury Evaluation
up arrow 10%
Acute Care
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 16%
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