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Alternate Job Titles: Professional Athlete

What is the average annual salary for Professional Athlete?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Professional Athlete may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Professional Athlete in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Professional Athlete in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Professional Athlete in the United States is $31,722 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Professional Athlete in the United Sates are expected to make less than $31,722.

Source: HR Reported data as of December 2014

Median $31,722
  • 10%$19,486
  • 25%$25,317
  • 75%$38,114
  • 90%$43,934

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Job Description for Professional Athlete

Member of professional athletic team. Practices with team members on a regular basis and competes in chosen sport (i.e., football, baseball, gymnastics, swimming, etc.). Has knowledge of sport's practices, policies, rules and regulations. May act as a spokesperson for team and/or sport. No formal education required. View Professional Athlete job description

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