Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Athletes and Sports Competitors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,210
25th Percentile Wage
$42,000
50th Percentile Wage
$51,420
75th Percentile Wage
$69,970
90th Percentile Wage
$117,360

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201651,42026.74%10.97%
201437,670-40.01%-
201352,74013.20%-
201245,780--

Compare Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

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
$54,710
Educational Services - State government owned
$54,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$53,750
Educational Services
$51,420
Educational Services - Privately owned
$50,700

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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