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 $37,540
New Jersey $30,620
California $26,650
Alaska $30,250
Washington $28,300
Delaware $26,460
New York $26,250
Texas $25,220
Virginia $27,410
South Dakota $24,100
Pennsylvania $25,859
Florida $23,110
Minnesota $22,340
Nevada $24,420
Ohio $24,040
Michigan $23,350
South Carolina $22,600
Alabama $22,280
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 14% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than news reporters.

Career Median Salary
News reporter salary $27K
Coach salary $26K
Blogger salary $26K
Sports referee salary $28K
Equestrian salary $22K
Sports writer salary $24K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)