Athlete earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Athlete salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Indiana $99,100
Massachusetts $99,010
Virginia $98,380
Oregon $78,460
New York $77,030
Kansas $75,550
Iowa $62,400
Pennsylvania $60,870
North Carolina $60,820
California $59,520
Rhode Island $56,870
Louisiana $49,720
Ohio $49,610
New Mexico $49,460
Missouri $49,330
Kentucky $48,740
Maryland $46,220
Illinois $44,470
Nebraska $43,490
South Carolina $38,920
Michigan $38,880
Mississippi $37,600
Wisconsin $30,810
Oklahoma $30,670
Nevada $29,910
Arkansas $28,790
Arizona $26,200
Alabama $24,920
New Jersey $187,010
Texas $186,980
Minnesota $182,690
Colorado $174,810
Washington $163,060
Utah $150,830
Georgia $129,690
Florida $124,490
Connecticut $102,160

How do athlete salaries compare to similar careers?

Athletes earn about the same as related careers in Alabama. On average, they make less than sports scouts but more than fitness trainers.

Career Median Salary
Sports scout salary $37K
Athletic trainer salary $47K
Exercise physiologist salary $47K
Athlete salary $25K
Fitness trainer salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)