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Certified Athletic Trainer Salary (United States)

A Certified Athletic Trainer earns an average salary of $37,823 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Certified Athletic Trainer Salary (?
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$29,517 - $53,717
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,822
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Certified Athletic Trainer Salary (?
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$13.03 - $24.84
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,517 - $53,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $2,000  
Commission
$1,250 - $12,500  
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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$29,608 - $53,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $24.84  
   
Overtime
$2.50 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
   
Commission
$1,250 - $12,500  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $2,000  
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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$29,608 - $53,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Job Description for Certified Athletic Trainer

A certified athletic trainer iworks with athletes to assist them in recovering from and managing injuries and pain. A variety of employers utilize trainers, from sports teams to high schools and colleges (which are normally required by regulation to have certified trainers to participate in athletics) to hospitals and clinics. Fitness centers and other specialized athletic training facilities also typically keep a certified trainer on staff as well.
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Certified 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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Experience Affects Certified Athletic Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Certified Athletic Trainer Salaries

National Average
$38,000
Injury prevention
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 13%