Sports writer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sports writer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
North Dakota $38,260
Kentucky $40,990
New Jersey $30,620
Alaska $30,250
California $26,650
Washington $28,300
Delaware $26,460
New York $26,250
Texas $25,220
Virginia $27,410
South Dakota $24,100
Florida $23,110
Minnesota $22,340
Nevada $24,420
Ohio $24,040
Michigan $23,350
South Carolina $22,600
Pennsylvania $22,940
Nebraska $22,650
Oklahoma $22,420
Montana $19,980
Mississippi $20,550
New Mexico $19,380
Louisiana $17,900

How do sports writer salaries compare to similar careers?

Sports writers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than copywriters but more than journalists.

Career Median Salary
Copywriter salary $39K
Translator salary $35K
Athletic trainer salary $38K
Personal trainer salary $35K
Athlete salary $27K
Sports writer salary $27K
Editor salary $36K
Proofreader salary $30K
Exercise physiologist salary $36K
Journalist salary $30K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)