Salary for Athletes and Sports Competitors

Also known as:  All Terrain Vehicle Racer, Athlete, Auto Racer, Baseball Pitcher, Baseball Player, Basketball Player, Bicycle Racer, Bicyclist, Billiard Player, Bowler

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The work of professional athletes includes keeping their bodies in peak physical condition by training frequently and eating specialized diets. These professionals attend training sessions, and obey instructions from coaches and other sports staff in order to improve performance. They compete in sporting events, and review their performance in search of ways to improve, and may be required to make promotional appearances. The majority of individuals employed as professional athletes do not have their high school diploma.

A Athletes or Sports Competitor earns a pay level between $20,270 to $208,000 based on tenure level. will normally receive a wage of ninety-four thousand seven hundred and fourty dollars per annum.

have the highest pay levels in New Jersey, where they can receive normal pay levels of close to about $202,020. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can receive wages of $95,970.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.30 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Athletes and Sports Competitors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$95,970
Educational Services
$79,620
Accommodation and Food Services
$54,510
Public Administration
$49,330

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$49,330
Accommodation and Food Services
$54,510
Educational Services
$79,620
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$95,970