43k
Avg US Salary
6.7%
Growth
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Rating
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How much does an Athlete make in the United States?

Average Athlete Yearly Salary in the United States

Athletes earn a median salary of $43,350 per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Athlete Earnings by Seniority

Senior Athlete Earnings

Senior Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $84,010
per year
Experienced Athlete Earnings

Experienced Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $43,350
per year
Junior Athlete Earnings

Junior Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $28,740
per year
Starting Athlete Earnings

Starting Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $20,190
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Athlete salary comparison

Athletes earn less than 56% percent of Sports & Fitness careers. Athlete salaries are in the bottom 63% of all careers in the United States.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Salary $77k
Physical Education Teacher Salary $58k
Exercise Physiologist Salary $46k
Athletic Trainer Salary $43k
Athlete Salary $43k
Fitness Trainer Salary $34k
Sports Referee Salary $24k
Sports Writer Salary $22k
Sports Medicine Physician Salary $k

Historical salary for Athletes in the United States

Athlete salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Athlete Salary in Pennsylvania - $87,340 # 1
Athlete Salary in California - $70,480 # 2
Athlete Salary in Texas - $57,800 # 3
Athlete Salary in North Carolina - $105,990 # 4
Athlete Salary in Washington - $71,120 # 5
Athlete Salary in Wisconsin - $44,070 # 6
Athlete Salary in New York - $46,980 # 7
Athlete Salary in Ohio - $40,720 # 8
Athlete Salary in New Jersey - $50,470 # 9
Athlete Salary in Utah - $52,930 # 10
Athlete Salary in Arizona - $38,320 # 11
Athlete Salary in Nevada - $54,250 # 12
Athlete Salary in Connecticut - $45,090 # 13
Athlete Salary in Georgia - $56,270 # 14
Athlete Salary in Minnesota - $37,910 # 15
Athlete Salary in Michigan - $48,250 # 16
Athlete Salary in Missouri - $35,860 # 17
Athlete Salary in Iowa - $36,540 # 18
Athlete Salary in Kentucky - $43,660 # 19
Athlete Salary in Florida - $32,890 # 20
Athlete Salary in South Carolina - $35,860 # 21
Athlete Salary in Mississippi - $34,080 # 22
Athlete Salary in Arkansas - $19,190 # 23
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become an Athlete

Interested in becoming an athlete? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good athlete? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    No education is required to be an Athlete.

  3. Get Hired

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