Most professional scouts earn anywhere between $33,000-$65,000 a year. College and university scouts may earn competitive, if not equal pay, though many colleges tend to pay near the bottom of the spectrum, if not less. This is largely based on the size of the school, the size of the sporting program the scout represents, and the type of sport it is. In addition to this base income, however, most professional organizations offer bonuses for scouts that bring in the best of the best talent each season. Scouts that can sign up either desirable free-agents or extremely talented amateur athletes are rightfully awarded extra monies for their hard work, research and excellent salesmanship.