Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-2022 Coaches and Scouts

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category. Excludes "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).


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Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
201,800 1.4 % (4) $36,680 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,210 $19,160 $28,360 $44,860 $65,910
  (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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 59,070 0.71 (4) $32,020
Other Schools and Instruction 42,530 12.02 (4) $30,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 35,520 3.27 (4) $36,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,560 1.19 (4) $49,860
Civic and Social Organizations 8,520 2.21 (4) $33,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 42,530 12.02 (4) $30,810
Spectator Sports 5,580 4.27 (4) $59,270
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 35,520 3.27 (4) $36,450
Civic and Social Organizations 8,520 2.21 (4) $33,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,560 1.19 (4) $49,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 530 0.13 (4) $62,610
Spectator Sports 5,580 4.27 (4) $59,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 380 0.02 (4) $58,110
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 120 0.61 (4) $53,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,560 1.19 (4) $49,860


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)
California 24,880 1.74 1.12 (4) $42,850
Texas 11,920 1.13 0.73 (4) $38,790
New York 10,440 1.22 0.79 (4) $42,240
Ohio 9,080 1.80 1.16 (4) $32,240
Pennsylvania 8,630 1.54 1.00 (4) $30,840




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)
Vermont 1,250 4.25 2.75 (4) $29,070
Montana 1,550 3.58 2.31 (4) $28,000
Maine 1,820 3.13 2.02 (4) $20,800
Washington 7,730 2.80 1.80 (4) $37,640
Kansas 3,640 2.75 1.78 (4) $26,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 500 0.76 0.49 (4) $52,480
Arkansas 1,350 1.17 0.76 (4) $48,900
Maryland 2,920 1.16 0.75 (4) $48,850
West Virginia 690 0.97 0.63 (4) $48,620
Florida 6,850 0.94 0.61 (4) $48,150





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,490 1.42 0.91 (4) $47,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,320 0.84 0.54 (4) $42,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,670 2.88 1.86 (4) $25,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,340 2.37 1.53 (4) $41,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,320 0.91 0.59 (4) $32,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,310 2.35 1.52 (4) $43,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,160 1.85 1.19 (4) $47,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,840 1.21 0.78 (4) $51,510
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,700 2.19 1.42 (4) $37,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,600 1.43 0.92 (4) $37,780