The mean salary for most coaching positions falls somewhere between $30,000 and $60,000. Income levels are dependent upon geographical location, experience and education. As with most other positions, coaches who work in more urban environments will generally earn a higher salary. More experience in the field along with an advanced degree also contribute to the overall earnings outlook for those in coaching careers.
For some athletic coaches, salary may be dependent upon the success of the team. If a team is highly successful, coaches may benefit from increased salaries. In addition, their career outlook is stronger, since successful coaches often have the opportunity to move up to a larger school, or from secondary to post-secondary institutions.