The median annual wage for athletic trainers was $44,670 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,480, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $68,300.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for athletic trainers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Educational services; state, local, and private
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Ambulatory healthcare services
Fitness and recreational sports centers
Most athletic trainers work full time. Athletic trainers who work with teams during sporting events may work evenings or weekends and travel often.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics