How Much Do Athletic Trainers Make?


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Athletic trainers make a median salary of $42,090 a year, according to May 2012 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 10 percent of athletic trainers make more than $64,140 yearly, and the bottom 10 percent make less than $25,960.

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Athletic trainers must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, and the majority of states mandate they be licensed or certified. Because many trainers are involved with sports teams, weekend and evening work, as well as travel, are common. Athletic trainers also work in higher-education institutions and for doctors' offices. Their employment is predicted to grow by 19 percent through 2022.

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