Information About Athletic Trainers

Training Requirements for Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Athletic trainers
Training for Athletic Trainers
Percent
Less than High School 1.6
High School 11.2
Some College 13.6
Associates Degree 8.7
Bachelors Degree 36.2
Masters Degree 25.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.5

Employment outlook for Athletic Trainers

Represents about 25,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more athletic trainers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 10,000 more.


Annual Salaries

On average, athletic trainers make $47,880 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Athletic trainers $30,300 $37,010 $45,630 $56,320 $69,140
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,190 $42,420 $59,260 $79,990 $100,380
Miscellaneous health practitioners and technical workers $27,320 $35,700 $47,790 $67,130 $95,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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