An Athletic Trainer Salary is
calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of
sources. Athletic Trainers work in a number of settings including hospitals,
clinics and schools. Athletic Trainer salaries vary depending on the location
and the setting. The assumption was made that the Athletic Trainers reflected
here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per
Median Hourly and Annual Data
The median salary is $21.46 per
hour. The lowest 10% earn $12.58 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more
than $31.00 per hour.
On an annual basis the median
Athletic Trainer salary is $44,640. The lowest 10% earn $26,170 per year while
the upper 10% earn more than $65,500 per year. These salaries are calculated as
a mean or average.
Lowest and Highest Athletic Trainer Salary
The lowest paid Athletic Trainers earn less than $26,000 annually while the highest paid Athletic Trainers earn over $70,000 per year.
Top 5 States
The 5 top paying states are Utah, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and District of Columbia.
Top 5 Metropolitan Areas
The best city or metropolitan areas to
earn an Athletic Trainer wages are Chicago IL, New York NY, Warren MI,
Philadelphia PA, and Dallas TX.
Other Industries that Employ Athletic Trainers
Approximately 5750 are employed by
schools and colleges. An additional 2900 are employed in fitness centers, ski
centers, gulf and bowling centers. Approximately 780 work in the performing arts
and spectator sports. In fact, approximately half of all athletic trainers are
employed outside of the traditional healthcare setting.
According to the US Department of Labor
nationally there are 18,240 Athletic Trainers who earn a salary through being
employed. The National Athletic Trainers Association lists over 32,000 members.
There are a number of these who are retired and/or who no longer work in the
profession but there is still a discrepancy between the Bureau of Labor
Statistics data and the NATA membership numbers.
Where They Work
Of all the Athletic Trainers employed in
the United States approximately 5500 work in hospitals, doctor offices and other
health care practitioners. A significant percentage of these professionals work
in industries not considered as healthcare.
Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. A typical benefits package is worth approximately $20,000 per year.
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