Salary for Athletic Trainers

Also known as:  Athletic Trainer, Certified Athletic Trainer, Clinical Athletic Instructor, Resident Athletic Trainer

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Individuals who make athletic training their career are committed to improving the physical well-being of others through physical fitness. These professionals advise individuals how to avoid and/or recover from injuries, and help clients to maintain peak physical conditioning. In many cases, they are required to know emergency care and first aid procedures. A Bachelor's degree and additional certifications may be required.

An Athletic Trainer usually receives an average compensation of around 32000 - 48000 depending on seniority. Athletic Trainers get a salary of Forty Two Thousand Six Hundred dollars each year.

Athletic Trainers are paid at the highest average level in the District of Columbia, which has average compensation of just about $72910. Employees in this career can obtain the highest compensation in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can get pay levels, on average, of $47920.

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ANNUAL SALARY
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.11 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Athletic Trainers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $47,920
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $46,030
Educational Services $45,730
Health Care and Social Assistance $41,720
Other Services (except Public Administration) $38,100
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $38,100
Health Care and Social Assistance $41,720
Educational Services $45,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $46,030
Public Administration $47,920
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