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Highest Paying Industries for Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers

The top 73 highest paying industries for athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $59,100, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $59,100). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 73 Highest Paying Industries for Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$59,100
370
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$59,100
370
3 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$53,650
240
4 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$48,990
90
5 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$48,730
15,890
6 Educational Services - State government owned
$48,370
16,570
7 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$48,300
1,220
8 State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,200
16,700
9 Construction
$45,230
40
10 Performing Arts Companies
$44,100
220
11 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,120
100
12 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$42,260
38,500
13 Casino Hotels
$42,250
60
14 Offices of Physicians
$41,370
n/a
15 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$40,340
17,880
16 Junior colleges - State government owned
$40,060
590
17 Spectator Sports
$39,990
15,890
18 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$39,200
220
19 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$38,900
1,440
20 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$38,830
90
21 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$38,550
n/a
22 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$37,440
22,520
23 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$37,270
3,460
24 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$37,140
90
25 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$37,050
90
26 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$36,750
2,840
27 Individual and Family Services
$36,580
1,170
28 Gambling Industries
$36,120
n/a
29 Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,920
1,580
30 Social Assistance
$34,940
1,340
31 Activities Related to Real Estate
$34,920
70
32 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,260
66,810
33 Sporting Goods Stores
$31,500
370
34 Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$31,500
370
35 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$31,500
370
36 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$31,480
26,320
37 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$31,260
48,610
38 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$31,230
48,920
39 Retail Trade
$30,800
380
40 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$30,700
78,060
41 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$30,410
13,050
42 Educational Services
$30,290
147,400
43 Educational Services - Privately owned
$29,860
80,490
44 Real Estate
$29,170
100
45 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$29,170
100
46 Traveler Accommodation
$29,150
n/a
47 Accommodation
$29,050
n/a
48 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$28,420
11,090
49 Federal, State, and Local Government
$28,420
11,090
50 RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$27,900
120
51 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$27,570
10,590
52 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$27,280
44,730
53 Other Schools and Instruction
$27,250
45,030
54 Educational Support Services
$27,090
n/a
55 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$26,370
150
56 Administrative and Support Services
$25,620
n/a
57 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,620
n/a
58 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$25,170
60,230
59 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$24,730
60,990
60 Employment Services
$24,340
n/a
61 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$24,070
10,090
62 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,070
10,090
63 Educational Services - Local government owned
$24,020
50,340
64 Accommodation and Food Services
$23,890
2,090
65 Child Day Care Services
$23,880
n/a
66 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$23,490
n/a
67 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$23,340
47,090
68 Civic and Social Organizations
$22,930
8,390
69 Temporary Help Services
$22,380
n/a
70 Food Services and Drinking Places
$22,340
n/a
71 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$21,020
120
72 Religious Organizations
$19,580
170
73 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$19,390
n/a