Salary Survey

2021 NATA Salary Survey

The 2021 NATA Salary Survey is currently underway!  

  • The 2021 NATA Salary Survey results have been captured and we are now in the process of compiling and analyzing. The results should be available to membership in spring 2022.


2018 NATA Salary Survey 

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. In 2020, due to the pandemic, NATA chose to put the Salary Survey project on hold temporarily until conditions stabilize. While the most recent results are from 2018, additional factors like cost of living increases, etc. should be taken into consideration when accessing these results.


Explore 2018 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, including the Executive Summary (2 page pdf), the White Paper Report (32 page pdf), and the Data Subsections (80 page pdf). 

Salary Survey Online Database


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