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What is the average salary for Athletes in the United States?

Athletes earn an average salary of $78,260 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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Senior

The top 25% of Athletes in the United States earn:

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

The top 50% of Athletes in the United States earn:

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

The bottom 25% of Athletes in the United States earn:

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

The bottom 10% of Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $20,190 per year

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 - $130,250 # 1
Athlete Salary in California - $120,920 # 2
Athlete Salary in Texas - $111,770 # 3
Athlete Salary in North Carolina - $108,390 # 4
Athlete Salary in Washington - $101,160 # 5
Athlete Salary in Wisconsin - $90,580 # 6
Athlete Salary in New York - $78,450 # 7
Athlete Salary in Ohio - $73,430 # 8
Athlete Salary in New Jersey - $72,500 # 9
Athlete Salary in Utah - $72,480 # 10
Athlete Salary in Arizona - $68,950 # 11
Athlete Salary in Nevada - $60,510 # 12
Athlete Salary in Connecticut - $56,910 # 13
Athlete Salary in Georgia - $56,310 # 14
Athlete Salary in Minnesota - $55,650 # 15
Athlete Salary in Michigan - $53,060 # 16
Athlete Salary in Missouri - $52,470 # 17
Athlete Salary in Iowa - $48,210 # 18
Athlete Salary in Kentucky - $45,600 # 19
Athlete Salary in Florida - $41,060 # 20
Athlete Salary in South Carolina - $40,100 # 21
Athlete Salary in Mississippi - $35,380 # 22
Athlete Salary in Arkansas - $34,050 # 23
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics