Athletes and Sports Competitors Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,630
25th Percentile Wage
$42,620
50th Percentile Wage
$55,520
75th Percentile Wage
$67,110
90th Percentile Wage
$153,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for athletes and sports competitors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $153,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,630.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,520
4.65% -56.88%
2016
$52,940
-34.34% -
2014
$71,120
-10.39% -
2013
$78,510
-10.94% -
2012
$87,100
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of athletes and sports competitors in state of Washington ranges from $49,110 to $59,370. The highest paying area for athletes and sports competitors in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $59,370. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $57,180). The lowest paying area is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $49,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$59,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$57,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$49,110




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