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Certified Athletic Trainer Salary

A Certified Athletic Trainer earns an average salary of $38,454 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.

$29,669 - $55,009
(Median)
$30K
$38K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,454
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90%

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$14.28 - $25.60
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,669 - $55,009  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,513  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $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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$29,864 - $56,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.28 - $25.60  
   
Overtime
$16.32 - $37.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,513  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $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).
)
$29,864 - $56,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Athletic Trainer

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

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Experience Affects Certified Athletic Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Certified Athletic Trainer Salaries

Rehabilitation
up arrow 4%

Emergency Response
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Injury prevention
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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