Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,970
25th Percentile Wage
$33,470
50th Percentile Wage
$47,780
75th Percentile Wage
$91,190
90th Percentile Wage
$140,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletes and sports competitors in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,970.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$47,780
21.14% 9.50%
2015
$37,680
19.29% -
2013
$30,410
-42.19% -
2012
$43,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in state of Virginia ranges from $38,560 to $51,950. The highest paying area for athletes and sports competitors in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $51,950. The lowest paying area is Richmond with a median annual salary of $38,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$51,950
Richmond
$38,560




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