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Athletic Trainers in California

Is California a good place for you to work as an Athletic Trainer?

23.5% Jobs Projection
$56,910 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Athletic Trainers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Athletic Trainers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Athletic Trainers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Athletic Trainers Work in California?

In 2018, there were 1,240 Athletic Trainers working in the state.

There were 1,360 Athletic Trainers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Athletic Trainers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 330 Athletic Trainers working in it, which means California has more Athletic Trainers than average.

Athletic Trainers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Athletic Trainers in this state are growing at a rate of 23.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 22.7%.

Job Projections for Athletic Trainers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 140 annual job openings, and 2,100 total jobs in 2026 for Athletic Trainers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,200 annual jobs and 34,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Athletic Trainers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Athletic Trainers ranged from $38,350 to $78,730 with $56,910 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Athletic Trainers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Athletic Trainers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Athletic Trainers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 600 $53,930
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 $60,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 $62,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 $64,940
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 $59,380
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 70 $55,580

Top States for Athletic Trainers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Athletic Trainers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 2,370 $57,930
Pennsylvania 1,690 $44,930
Illinois 1,480 $42,780
New York 1,440 $47,320
Florida 1,270 $44,610
California 1,240 $56,910
Ohio 1,220 $46,630
Michigan 1,010 $49,310
New Jersey 880 $52,610
North Carolina 880 $44,720
Wisconsin 860 $48,960
Georgia 850 $47,110
Virginia 790 $45,680
Minnesota 740 $49,320
Indiana 690 $44,250
Arizona 680 $44,970
Massachusetts 670 $55,710
Missouri 560 $45,240
Tennessee 540 $43,810
Alabama 540 $40,810

Below are the states where Athletic Trainers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Hawaii $59,670
Texas $57,930
California $56,910
District of Columbia $56,730
Connecticut $56,280
Massachusetts $55,710
Rhode Island $54,360
New Jersey $52,610
Vermont $50,910
New Hampshire $49,910

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