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
Indiana $37,180
New York $34,570
Texas $33,700
Michigan $30,960
Alaska $30,790
Washington $30,660
Arizona $29,790
California $29,760
New Jersey $29,600
Missouri $29,340
Pennsylvania $29,230
Connecticut $28,650
Illinois $28,560
Maryland $28,460
Delaware $28,350
Iowa $28,300
South Dakota $27,970
Virginia $27,410
Florida $24,360
Minnesota $23,890
Alabama $23,850
Kansas $23,720
Nevada $23,710
Louisiana $23,550
Nebraska $23,540
Oregon $22,780
South Carolina $22,090
Ohio $21,320
New Mexico $19,380
Montana $19,020
Oklahoma $18,280
Mississippi $17,800
Kentucky $17,670

How do sports writer salaries compare to similar careers?

Sports writers earn about the same as related careers in North Dakota. On average, they make less than television writers but more than fitness trainers.

Career Median Salary
Television writer salary $49K
Copywriter salary $49K
Author salary $49K
Athletic trainer salary $46K
Journalist salary $36K
Sports writer salary $38K
Referee salary $25K
Sports scout salary $26K
Fitness trainer salary $31K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)