Athlete earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Athlete salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $89,050
Colorado $192,940
Connecticut $67,800
Florida $47,580
Georgia $30,760
Kansas $64,890
Kentucky $31,560
Massachusetts $48,030
Maryland $38,000
Michigan $38,880
Minnesota $38,620
Missouri $44,430
Mississippi $36,970
Nebraska $43,490
New Jersey $60,060
Nevada $70,810
New York $66,710
Ohio $49,610
Pennsylvania $46,050
Rhode Island $56,870
South Carolina $30,470
Texas $80,200
Utah $48,690
Virginia $47,780
Washington $57,060
Wisconsin $39,100

How do athlete salaries compare to similar careers?

Athletes earn 20% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than physical education teachers but more than sports scouts.

Career Median Salary
Physical education teacher salary $63K
Athlete salary $49K
Athletic trainer salary $49K
Exercise physiologist salary $49K
Fitness trainer salary $40K
Sports scout salary $35K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)