Salary Survey

NATA Salary Survey 

The NATA Salary Survey will open on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and close on Wednesday, Nov. 15.  All certified/licensed ATs are encouraged to take the survey in order to better capture how compensation and related matters are reflected in the profession.  The survey should take about 20 min. to complete and if you have any questions with taking the survey you can contact Meghana Deshmane at

The link to take the NATA Salary Survey can be accessed here, and you can even share this link with your fellow AT peers and colleagues:

Results from the survey will be compiled and preliminary results will be released in first quarter of 2024.

Salary Survey Resources

The NATA Salary Survey is normally conducted every two years with the goal of providing NATA members with the data they need in negotiating with current and prospective employers. The survey results provide a snapshot of the profession as a whole from an earnings standpoint but are also searchable and show how specific variables affect the average salary.  Additional factors like cost of living increases, etc. should be taken into consideration when accessing these results.

NATA 2021 Salary Survey Executive Summary (Members Only)* - This document gives a high level overview of the findings within NATA's Salary Survey.  

NATA 2021 Salary Survey Whitepaper (Members Only)* - Access the full whitepaper report on the findings of the NATA 2021 Salary Survey.

NATA 2021 Salary Survey Subsections Report (Members Only)* - Access specific areas of interest with a deeper dive into the results.  Areas of interest include College, University, Higher Education, Pro Sports and Secondary School settings, along with young professionals, ethnic diversity, gender and part-time employees.

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Explore NATA Salary Survey Results

Customize your search for survey result data using a variety of filters such as demographics, professional certifications and benefits received using the Salary Survey Online Database, a member-only tool.  The online databse also grants members exclusive access to a variety of useful documents that detail the findings. 

Online Database (Members Only)*

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Prospective employers of athletic trainers can fill out a quick questionnaire in order to gain access to results from the NATA Salary Survey.