Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of athletes and sports competitors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare athletes and sports competitors salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Athletes and Sports Competitors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,880
25th Percentile Wage
$34,810
50th Percentile Wage
$46,640
75th Percentile Wage
$64,500
90th Percentile Wage
$81,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletes and sports competitors in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $81,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid athletes and sports competitors is $25,880.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,6408.73%1.97%
201542,570-4.25%-
201444,3803.72%-
201342,730-7.00%-
201245,720--

Compare Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of athletes and sports competitors in five industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $54,090. The lowest paying industry is the federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (annual salary $46,640). For detailed athletes and sports competitors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,090
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,140
State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,040
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$46,640

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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