The average salary for an Athletic Trainer is $42,051.
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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 at…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Athletic Trainer
The top respondents for the job title Athletic Trainer are from the companies Athletico, Ltd., ATI Holdings, LLC and ATI Physical Therapy. Reported salaries are highest at Novacare Rehabilitation where the average pay is $40,792. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ATI Physical Therapy and Select Medical Corporation, earning around $39,900 and $39,900, respectively. ATI Holdings, LLC pays the lowest at around $33,639. Drayer Physical Therapy Institute and Agility Health Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $38,000 and $38,500, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Athletic Trainer
Skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Orthopedics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Preventative Medicine, Emergency Response and Rehabilitation.
Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Trainer
An entry-level Athletic Trainer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,691 based on 140 salaries. An early career Athletic Trainer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,926 based on 853 salaries. A mid-career Athletic Trainer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,721 based on 382 salaries. An experienced Athletic Trainer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,582 based on 238 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,199.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Athletic Trainer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (9.5% more) and Houston, Texas (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8.4% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (3.2% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.5% less).
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