Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors

Compete in athletic events.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
12,660 6.4 % (4) $87,340 5.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,120 $25,000 $43,740 $106,060 (5)
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 8,690 6.62 (4) $104,470
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,670 0.25 (4) $47,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 (4) $59,540
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 110 0.11 (4) $98,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 0.00 (4) $45,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 8,690 6.62 (4) $104,470
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,670 0.25 (4) $47,660
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 110 0.11 (4) $98,810
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.08 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 (4) $59,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 8,690 6.62 (4) $104,470
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 110 0.11 (4) $98,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 (4) $59,540
Civic and Social Organizations 30 0.01 (4) $57,210
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,670 0.25 (4) $47,660


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 2,150 0.30 3.04 (4) $69,440
Pennsylvania 1,000 0.18 1.83 (4) $54,370
Texas 680 0.07 0.67 (4) $139,120
Maryland 670 0.27 2.72 (4) $51,470
North Carolina 630 0.17 1.68 (4) $80,670




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 2,150 0.30 3.04 (4) $69,440
Rhode Island 130 0.30 3.02 (8) (8)
Maryland 670 0.27 2.72 (4) $51,470
Minnesota 520 0.20 2.03 (4) $99,250
District of Columbia 120 0.19 1.90 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 620 0.04 0.44 (4) $167,360
Colorado (8) (8) (8) (4) $139,440
Texas 680 0.07 0.67 (4) $139,120
New York 370 0.04 0.44 (4) $133,140
Washington 170 0.06 0.62 (4) $104,660

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.29 2.88 (4) $103,150
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 390 0.57 5.75 (4) $56,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 1.65 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 340 0.17 1.70 (4) $179,770
Baltimore-Towson, MD 310 0.25 2.50 (8) (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 220 0.23 2.32 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.59 (4) $32,690
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.16 1.65 (4) $196,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.04 0.41 (4) $111,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 200 0.12 1.19 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 180 0.93 9.31 (8) (8)
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 120 0.64 6.42 (4) $30,310
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 390 0.57 5.75 (4) $56,640
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.39 3.95 (4) $47,420
Fort Wayne, IN 70 0.37 3.73 (8) (8)
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.35 3.48 (4) $65,370
Boise City-Nampa, ID 80 0.31 3.14 (4) $21,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.29 2.88 (4) $103,150
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 140 0.26 2.61 (4) $40,750
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.25 2.51 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $197,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.16 1.65 (4) $196,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 340 0.17 1.70 (4) $179,770
Denver-Aurora, CO (8) (8) (8) (4) $141,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.10 1.04 (4) $113,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.04 0.41 (4) $111,270
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $105,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.29 2.88 (4) $103,150
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 100 0.12 1.18 (4) $97,050
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.17 1.67 (4) $89,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 3.02 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 3.02 (8) (8)


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011