Athletic trainers are growing rapidly in terms of their overall employment numbers in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of athletic trainers is expected to increase by 23% from 2020 to 2030, which is markedly faster than the average growth for all occupations in the U.S.
According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics, as of 2020, the average income of athletic trainers is $52,230, which is slightly lower than the national average for all occupations, $56,310. That said, athletic trainer salaries aren’t the same in every state. Depending on where you live, your income as an athletic trainer could be higher than this national average athletic trainer salary. Below you’ll find the full breakdown below of where athletic trainers’ incomes are the lowest, and where their incomes are the highest.
10 States Where Athletic Trainers Earn the Most Money
The states with the highest athletic trainer salaries are primarily located in the Northeast and on the West Coast, with Texas and Georgia as notable outliers.
Here’s a list of the top 10 states in order of average salaries for athletic trainers:
10 States Where Athletic Trainers Earn the Least Money
The bottom 10 states where the average athletic trainer salary is on the low side are a mix of states mainly from the South and Midwest. The average athletic trainer salary in the lowest-paying state is more than $14,000 less than the national average athletic trainer salary.
Here’s a list of the bottom 10 states in order of average incomes for athletic trainers:
How Much Athletic Trainers Earn in All 50 States
Here’s a look at average athletic trainer salaries by state. The BLS does not have annual mean wage data available for Alaska from 2020, the latest year of BLS data.