Information About Athletic Trainers

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Athletic trainers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Athletic trainers
Training for Athletic Trainers
Less than High School 1.1
High School 11.9
Some College 16.7
Associates Degree 8.4
Bachelors Degree 39.1
Masters Degree 20.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.1


Represents about 16,000 people in the United States- 0.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more athletic trainers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 11,000 more.

Annual Salaries

On average, athletic trainers make $44,640 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Athletic trainers $26,170 $34,110 $42,400 $52,490 $65,970
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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