Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for athletes and sports competitors in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of athletes and sports competitors among Florida metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Athletes and Sports Competitors in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,900
25th Percentile Wage
$36,460
50th Percentile Wage
$66,610
75th Percentile Wage
$108,270
90th Percentile Wage
$157,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletes and sports competitors in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of athletes and sports competitors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,610
28.52% 45.50%
2016
$47,610
29.13% -
2015
$33,740
2.52% -
2014
$32,890
1.34% -
2013
$32,450
-11.86% -
2012
$36,300
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Athletes and Sports Competitors in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in state of Florida ranges from $19,980 to $99,580. The highest paying area for athletes and sports competitors in Florida is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach with a median annual salary of $99,580. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach (mean annual salary $91,880). The lowest paying area is Lakeland-Winter Haven with a median annual salary of $19,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$99,580
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$91,880
Naples-Marco Island
$62,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$55,670
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$55,180
Port St Lucie
$46,360
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$44,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$41,010
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$36,570
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$33,970
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$31,900
Gainesville
$31,110
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$30,620
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$28,630
Jacksonville
$28,370
Ocala
$23,180
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$19,980




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