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.

An Athletes or Sports Competitor can earn a pay level ranging between 64000 to 96000 depending on the level of seniority. Athletes and Sports Competitors can get salaries of Eighty Nine Thousand Six Hundred dollars every year.

Athletes and Sports Competitors can expect the most salary in Colorado, where they get average pay levels of approximating $141730. People holding this job title are compensated the highest in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can earn an average salary rate of $91260.

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ANNUAL SALARY
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 3.25 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Athletes and Sports Competitors tend to make the most in the following industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $91,260
Other Services (except Public Administration) $54,190
Educational Services $50,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $47,110
Accommodation and Food Services $45,810
Public Administration $45,190
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $20,320
Public Administration $45,190
Accommodation and Food Services $45,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $47,110
Educational Services $50,550
Other Services (except Public Administration) $54,190
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