$40,860
Avg. Salary
$19.40
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$978

Profit Sharing

$350

The average pay for an Athletic Trainer is $19.40 per hour.

The average pay for an Athletic Trainer is $40,860 per year.

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$56k
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MEDIAN $40,860
$31,336 - $55,878
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MEDIAN: $40,860
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$14.70 - $26.09
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$0$56K
Salary $31,336 - $55,878
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $350
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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$31,428 - $56,262
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,364
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.70 - $26.09
Hourly Tips $15.00
Overtime $14.74 - $35.40
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $350
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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$31,428 - $56,262
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 458

Job Description for Athletic Trainer

An athletic trainer is a sports medicine professional who specializes in working directly with athletes. Trainers can be employed by sports teams, schools and universities with athletic programs, as well as advanced fitness centers. Trainers typically advise on fitness regimens, treat injuries as they happen, and help assist injured athletes and participants in the recovery and rehabilitation process. For some employers, especially those involved in professional or school-sponsored sports, an athletic trainer may work with both nutritionists and strength training specialists to help set preparation and training regimens for practices, games and meets. The athletic trainer's key role in this process is to monitor the effects of training and adjust as necessary according to individuals' health and needs.

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Athletic Trainer Tasks

  • Prevent, examine, and treat athlete injuries.
  • Attend meetings with the athlete and athletic director for which they are employed.
  • Treat minor injuries at sports events and competitions.
  • Recommend lifestyle changes, diet, and equipment.
  • Assist in rehabilitation after injuries.

Common Career Paths for Athletic Trainer


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Advancing into a Physician Assistant role seems to be a popular career move for Athletic Trainers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $84K per year. When Athletic Trainers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Physical Therapists or Physical Therapist Assistants. Those roles pay an additional $26K and $7K, respectively.

Athletic Trainer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Trainer

Pay by Experience for an Athletic Trainer has a positive trend. An entry-level Athletic Trainer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 665 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Athletic Trainer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 276 salaries. An experienced Athletic Trainer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 162 salaries. An Athletic Trainer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 58 salaries.

Athletic Trainer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Athletic Trainer?

Athletic Trainer in Fergus Falls:
"Western MN."
Pros: Most of the people here are very nice. Lots of recreation.
Cons: Salary is terrible, hours bad too. Lowest paid in state of MN.

Athletic Trainer in Lawrence:
Pros: The people, the work environment, the hours, the commute.
Cons: Poor utilization of athletic trainers.

Athletic Trainer in Mobile:
"Food, city culture, fitness."
Pros: It allows us to see the good we can do in the lives of others. It lets us change the lives of others for.
Cons: It allows us to meet new people to work with.

Athletic Trainer in Elkins:
Do not second guess yourself let your education and training take over trust yourself.

Athletic Trainer in Sevierville:
"Outreach Athletic Trainer."
Pros: The independence, the hours, the simplicity of the job.
Cons: Loneliness, not challenging, no growth with the company, not compensated for national average.

Athletic Trainer in Hershey:
"Athletic Training as a stepping stone."
I recommend using athletic training as a stepping stone and not a career choice.

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Key Stats for Athletic Trainer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 229 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Athletic Trainer Salaries

▲28%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Athletic Trainer Salaries

Evaluation
▲6%

National Average
$41,000

Orthopedics
▼1%

Physical Therapy
▼2%

Rehabilitation
▼4%

Emergency Response
▼4%

Sports Nutrition
▼4%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼4%

Preventative Medicine
▼5%

Injury Evaluation
▼6%

Injury prevention
▼9%

Prevention
▼13%

Acute Care
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 18%