Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for athletes and sports competitors in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of athletes and sports competitors amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Athletes and Sports Competitors in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,480
25th Percentile Wage
$23,570
50th Percentile Wage
$56,120
75th Percentile Wage
$76,170
90th Percentile Wage
$137,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletes and sports competitors in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of athletes and sports competitors from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015
$56,120
-30.51% -23.15%
2013
$73,240
5.64% -
2012
$69,110
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Athletes and Sports Competitors in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in state of Illinois ranges from $35,580 to $57,330. The highest paying area for athletes and sports competitors in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $57,330. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $35,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$57,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$35,580




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