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How much does a Sports Writer make in the United States?

Average Sports Writer Hourly Wage in the United States

Sports Writers earn a median hourly wage of $10.91. Hourly wages typically start from $8.27 and go up to $20.50.

Average Sports Writer Yearly Salary in the United States

Sports Writers earn a median salary of $22,700 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,200 and go up to $42,640.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Sports Writer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Sports Writer Earnings

The highest earning Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$20.50
an hour
$42,640
per year
Senior Sports Writer Earnings

Senior Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$14.73
an hour
$30,650
per year
Experienced Sports Writer Earnings

Experienced Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$10.91
an hour
$22,700
per year
Junior Sports Writer Earnings

Junior Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$9.05
an hour
$18,820
per year
Starting Sports Writer Earnings

Starting Sports Writers in the United States earn:

$8.27
an hour
$17,200
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Sports Writer salary comparison

Sports Writers earn less than 100% percent of Journalism & Writing careers. Sports Writer salaries are in the bottom 84% of all careers in the United States.

Technical Writer Salary $70k
News Anchor Salary $65k
Author Salary $60k
Editor Salary $56k
Journalist Salary $36k
Proofreader Salary $35k
Sports Writer Salary $22k

Historical salary for Sports Writers in the United States

Sports Writer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sports Writer Salary in Delaware $20.25 $42,110 # 1
Sports Writer Salary in Kentucky $16.41 $34,130 # 2
Sports Writer Salary in California $19.21 $39,970 # 3
Sports Writer Salary in New Jersey $15.16 $31,530 # 4
Sports Writer Salary in Ohio $13.82 $28,750 # 5
Sports Writer Salary in New York $13.22 $27,490 # 6
Sports Writer Salary in Florida $12.48 $25,970 # 7
Sports Writer Salary in Alaska $11.48 $23,880 # 8
Sports Writer Salary in Alabama $12.81 $26,640 # 9
Sports Writer Salary in Washington $11.17 $23,240 # 10
Sports Writer Salary in Arizona $10.55 $21,950 # 11
Sports Writer Salary in Texas $9.41 $19,570 # 12
Sports Writer Salary in Michigan $11.30 $23,500 # 13
Sports Writer Salary in South Dakota $11.81 $24,560 # 14
Sports Writer Salary in Pennsylvania $11.04 $22,970 # 15
Sports Writer Salary in Nevada $10.57 $21,990 # 16
Sports Writer Salary in Oregon $10.61 $22,070 # 17
Sports Writer Salary in Louisiana $10.12 $21,050 # 18
Sports Writer Salary in Montana $9.19 $19,130 # 19
Sports Writer Salary in Minnesota $9.09 $18,910 # 20
Sports Writer Salary in South Carolina $8.92 $18,540 # 21
Sports Writer Salary in North Dakota $8.81 $18,330 # 22
Sports Writer Salary in Mississippi $8.84 $18,390 # 23
Sports Writer Salary in Nebraska $8.97 $18,660 # 24
Sports Writer Salary in New Mexico $8.83 $18,360 # 25
Sports Writer Salary in Oklahoma $8.73 $18,160 # 26
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Sports Writer

Interested in becoming a Sports Writer? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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