Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare athletes, coaches, umpires, and related worker salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,540
25th Percentile Wage
$23,790
50th Percentile Wage
$35,620
75th Percentile Wage
$57,640
90th Percentile Wage
$92,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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, coaches, umpires, and related workers is $92,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers is $19,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,620
1.88% 10.11%
2016
$34,950
4.03% -
2015
$33,540
0.83% -
2014
$33,260
3.73% -
2013
$32,020
0.00% -
2012
$32,020
- -

Compare Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers in eleven industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for athletes, coaches, umpires, and related worker occupations is the agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $84,390. The lowest paying industry is the performing arts companies industry (annual salary $19,250). For detailed athletes, coaches, umpires, and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$84,390
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$56,680
Gambling Industries
$53,720
Spectator Sports
$42,750
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$42,350
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$38,670
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$35,010
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$34,140
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$34,120
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$26,660
Performing Arts Companies
$19,250

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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