Sports writer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sports writer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $30,250
Alabama $22,280
Arizona $21,210
California $26,650
Delaware $26,460
Florida $23,110
Kentucky $37,540
Louisiana $17,900
Michigan $23,350
Minnesota $22,340
Mississippi $20,550
Montana $19,980
North Dakota $38,260
Nebraska $22,650
New Jersey $30,620
New Mexico $19,380
Nevada $24,420
New York $26,250
Ohio $24,040
Oklahoma $22,420
Oregon $22,780
Pennsylvania $25,859
South Carolina $22,600
South Dakota $24,100
Texas $25,220
Virginia $27,410
Washington $28,300

How do sports writer salaries compare to similar careers?

Sports writers earn 33% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than authors.

Career Median Salary
Author salary $45K
Proofreader salary $43K
Fitness trainer salary $40K
Sports scout salary $35K
Sports referee salary $33K
Sports writer salary $25K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)