Match
$44k $44k
Avg US Salary
13k 13k
Employment
5.6% 5.6%
Growth
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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 $44,680 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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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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Athlete Earnings by Seniority

Senior Athlete Earnings

Senior Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $89,780
per year
Experienced Athlete Earnings

Experienced Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $44,680
per year
Junior Athlete Earnings

Junior Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $28,400
per year
Starting Athlete Earnings

Starting Athletes in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $19,910
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Athlete salary comparison

Athletes earn more than 60% percent of Sports & Fitness careers. Athlete salaries are in the bottom 60% of all careers in the United States.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Salary $77k
Physical Education Teacher Salary $59k
Exercise Physiologist Salary $47k
Athlete Salary $44k
Athletic Trainer Salary $44k
Fitness Trainer Salary $36k
Sports Scout Salary $31k
Sports Referee Salary $24k
Sports Writer Salary $22k

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 Texas - $53,080 # 1
Athlete Salary in Illinois - $56,120 # 2
Athlete Salary in Oregon - $49,410 # 3
Athlete Salary in Utah - $58,380 # 4
Athlete Salary in New Jersey - $59,630 # 5
Athlete Salary in Wisconsin - $41,170 # 6
Athlete Salary in New York - $59,040 # 7
Athlete Salary in Connecticut - $60,240 # 8
Athlete Salary in Virginia - $37,680 # 9
Athlete Salary in Missouri - $35,720 # 10
Athlete Salary in Michigan - $44,580 # 11
Athlete Salary in Kentucky - $45,640 # 12
Athlete Salary in Florida - $33,740 # 13
Athlete Salary in Georgia - $37,100 # 14
Athlete Salary in Minnesota - $37,820 # 15
Athlete Salary in South Carolina - $34,490 # 16
Athlete Salary in Mississippi - $31,780 # 17
Athlete Salary in Arkansas - $18,510 # 18
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!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.