Athletic Trainer Salary (United States)

An Athletic Trainer earns an average salary of $38,593 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. A skill in Preventative Medicine is associated with high pay for this job.
Athletic Trainer Total Pay (?
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$29,662 - $52,637
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53K
MEDIAN: $38,592
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Athletic Trainer Total Pay (?
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$12.18 - $24.58
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,662 - $52,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,060  
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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$29,398 - $53,359  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $35.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,060  
   
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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$29,398 - $53,359  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,110
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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
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Indianapolis
up arrow 5%
Boston
up arrow 1%
Atlanta
0%
National Average
$39,000
New York
up arrow 1%
Houston
up arrow 2%
Philadelphia
up arrow 3%
Seattle
up arrow 11%
Charlotte
up arrow 13%
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Experience Affects Athletic Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Athletic Trainer Salaries

Preventative Medicine
up arrow 12%
Sports Nutrition
up arrow 7%
Emergency Response
up arrow 4%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%
Injury prevention
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Injury Evaluation
up arrow 9%
Acute Care
up arrow 11%
Prevention
up arrow 17%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 310 votes.
Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 16%
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