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Highest Paying Industries for Athletes and Sports Competitors

The top 19 highest paying industries for athletes and sports competitors (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 $101,810, promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events is the highest paying industry for athletes and sports competitors. It is followed by agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry (average annual salary $85,040). 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 and sports competitors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 19 Highest Paying Industries for Athletes and Sports Competitors

See also: Highest paying cities for athletes and sports competitors.