The median annual wage of athletic trainers was $41,600 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,750, and the top 10 percent earned more than $64,390.
Because some work with teams during sporting events, they might be required to work evenings or weekends and travel often.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition