$44k $44k
13k 13k
5.6% 5.6%
4.2/5 4.2/5
None No Education

How much does an Athlete make in California?

Average Athlete Yearly Salary in California

Athletes earn a median salary of $70,480 per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn more about the Athlete job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Athletes earn in other states.

Employment Type Mix

62%
Full-Time
38%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Athlete demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
244
RATINGS
Athletes average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Athletes in the 53th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Athlete satisfaction

How to Become an Athlete

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  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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Athlete Earnings by Seniority

Experienced Athlete Earnings

Experienced Athletes in California earn:

N/A an hour $70,480
per year
Junior Athlete Earnings

Junior Athletes in California earn:

N/A an hour $36,950
per year
Starting Athlete Earnings

Starting Athletes in California earn:

N/A an hour $22,570
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Athlete salary comparison

Athletes earn more than 70% percent of Sports & Fitness careers in California. Athlete salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in California.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Salary in California $94k
Physical Education Teacher Salary in California $86k
Athlete Salary $70k
Exercise Physiologist Salary in California $67k
Athletic Trainer Salary in California $49k
Fitness Trainer Salary in California $47k
Sports Writer Salary in California $39k
Sports Scout Salary in California $34k
Sports Referee Salary in California $30k
Source:

Historical salary for Athletes in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I be an Athlete?

Think you might be 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!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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