Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for athletes and sports competitors in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of athletes and sports competitors among Pennsylvania cities 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,570
25th Percentile Wage
$23,180
50th Percentile Wage
$37,610
75th Percentile Wage
$70,460
90th Percentile Wage
$121,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletes and sports competitors in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,570.

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 Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,610
-132.23% -20.71%
2014
$87,340
23.79% -
2013
$66,560
31.79% -
2012
$45,400
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $18,210 to $114,980. The highest paying area for athletes and sports competitors in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $114,980. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $64,000). The lowest paying area is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $18,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$114,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$64,000
Newark-Union
$62,490
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$45,290
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$33,280
York-Hanover
$18,210




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