The salary statistics of athletes and sports competitors in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare athletes and sports competitors salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletes and sports competitors in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) athletes and sports competitors is $117,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletes and sports competitors is $27,210.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of athletes and sports competitors in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of athletes and sports competitors in five industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for athletes and sports competitors occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry with an annual salary $54,710. The lowest paying industry is the educational services - privately owned industry (annual salary $50,700). For detailed athletes and sports competitors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned|| |
|Educational Services - State government owned|| |
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Educational Services - Privately owned|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .