How Much do Athletic Trainers Make?

Do athletic trainers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for athletic trainers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, athletic trainers in the United States earn an average of $50,540 a year. Athletic trainers make 6% less than the average American worker.

Athletic trainers in Hawaii are the best paid, making $62,610 a year, while athletic trainers in Nevada make the least at $32,140.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Athletic Trainer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $73,470
75th $59,430
50th $48,440
25th $39,860
10th $31,300
Athletic Trainer Wages by State

In what states do athletic trainers make the most? In what states do athletic trainers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Annually
Alabama $43,520
Alaska $50,640
Arizona $44,400
Arkansas $49,930
California $58,220
Colorado $54,080
Connecticut $60,930
Delaware $48,450
Florida $47,100
Georgia $52,500
Hawaii $62,610
Idaho $51,480
Illinois $45,930
Indiana $47,220
Iowa $44,950
Kansas $49,760
Kentucky $47,420
Louisiana $45,790
Maine $49,040
Maryland $52,050
Massachusetts $59,940
Michigan $45,270
Minnesota $51,230
Mississippi $50,490
Missouri $42,330
Montana $44,910
Nebraska $46,290
Nevada $32,140
New Hampshire $51,110
New Jersey $53,850
New Mexico $52,420
New York $53,810
North Carolina $48,400
North Dakota $46,110
Ohio $48,330
Oklahoma $49,420
Oregon $51,460
Pennsylvania $49,870
Rhode Island $55,550
South Carolina $44,340
South Dakota $45,660
Tennessee $44,120
Texas $60,830
Utah $48,250
Vermont $51,980
Virginia $52,440
Washington $50,130
West Virginia $43,400
Wisconsin $50,180
Wyoming $47,310
Metro Areas Where Athletic Trainers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Houston, TX $73,250
Lansing, MI $66,390
Trenton, NJ $65,320
Bridgeport, CT $64,010
New Haven, CT $63,680
McAllen, TX $63,220
Boston, MA $63,210
Honolulu, HI $62,380
Bakersfield, CA $62,040
Fayetteville, AR $61,540
Athletic Trainer Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $50,540
2018 $49,280
2017 $48,630
2016 $47,880
2015 $46,940
2014 $45,730
2013 $44,720
2012 $44,010
2011 $44,640