Information About Athletes And Sports Competitors

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Athletes and sports competitors need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Athletes and sports competitors
Training for Athletes And Sports Competitors
Less than High School 2.1
High School 11.6
Some College 19.1
Associates Degree 7.2
Bachelors Degree 42.9
Masters Degree 15.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.5


Represents about 16,000 people in the United States- 17.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more athletes and sports competitors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

Annual Salaries

On average, athletes and sports competitors make $79,830 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Athletes and sports competitors $17,960 $25,060 $39,670 $77,790 $high
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics