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Athletic Trainers in Illinois

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

18.9% Jobs Projection
$42,780 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

  • Athletic Trainers in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Athletic Trainers Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 1,480 Athletic Trainers working in the state.

There were 1,200 Athletic Trainers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Athletic Trainers in IL Employment Trend

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

Athletic Trainers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Athletic Trainers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 22.7%.

Job Projections for Athletic Trainers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 1,450 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Athletic Trainers ranged from $18,330 to $74,340 with $42,780 being the median annual salary.

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

Athletic Trainers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,250 $41,890
St. Louis, MO-IL 230 $44,200
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 $51,700
Springfield, IL 30 $54,910

Top States for Athletic Trainers Employment

View the list below to see 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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