Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

2 of 9
BACKNEXT
Athletic Training
Athletic Training
Chris Shenberger spends long hours on the job nursing injuries and teaching classes, but working in athletics is worth a lower salary.
Median starting pay: $32,800
Median mid-career pay: $45,700

For the number of hours athletic trainers dedicate to working with athletes, the compensation doesn't always measure up.

Chris Shenberger received a degree in athletic training at Capital University and is now working 60 to 70 hours a week nursing injuries, teaching classes and handling insurance claims as the head athletic trainer at Case Western Reserve University.

"In terms of the amount of time I put in, it's definitely low-paying, and I make significantly less money than a good portion of head coaches," he said. "But I'd rather get paid less money and be here until 10 p.m. because I like being around athletics a lot more than I would like sitting at a desk somewhere, even if it would bring me more money."


NEXT: Recreation and Leisure
Last updated January 14 2011: 2:40 PM ET
Source: PayScale.com
How PayScale.com determined salary: Survey includes national median starting and mid-career salary for 120 popular bachelor degree majors. Salaries are for graduates who received bachelor's degrees from schools in the United States who work full time in the United States.
  • Find Homes for sale
    Real estate and homes for sale on Trulia

  • Property Type
  • Find a home in:
  • New York | Atlanta | Chicago | Los Angeles
  • Washington D.C | Houston | Philadelphia | More options
More Galleries
Drones are getting smaller and smarter These compact drones are built for racing, photography, education and some goofy fun. More
Top luxury hotel suites for business travelers For many people, you can't put a price on comfort. More
Million-dollar startups: These firms scored big sales their first year Their first year in business, these companies generated $1 million in sales. More

Special Offer