Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
13,880 5.5 % (4) $71,850 4.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,630 $26,950 $39,050 $73,460 (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 9,730 7.31 (4) $79,130
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,090 0.28 (4) $48,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 280 0.01 (4) $80,620
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 150 0.14 (4) $109,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 0.00 (4) $44,400

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 9,730 7.31 (4) $79,130
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,090 0.28 (4) $48,150
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.22 (4) $75,980
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 150 0.14 (4) $109,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 280 0.01 (4) $80,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 150 0.14 (4) $109,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 280 0.01 (4) $80,620
Spectator Sports 9,730 7.31 (4) $79,130
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) (4) $76,900
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.22 (4) $75,980


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 3,860 0.52 4.94 (4) $39,500
Pennsylvania 1,180 0.21 2.00 (4) $116,510
Arizona 870 0.35 3.36 (4) $65,310
California 820 0.06 0.53 (4) $118,660
Missouri 670 0.26 2.44 (4) $58,590




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 3,860 0.52 4.94 (4) $39,500
Arizona 870 0.35 3.36 (4) $65,310
Missouri 670 0.26 2.44 (4) $58,590
Pennsylvania 1,180 0.21 2.00 (4) $116,510
Utah 210 0.17 1.59 (4) $58,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 280 0.05 0.46 (4) $123,440
Oklahoma 140 0.09 0.85 (4) $123,080
California 820 0.06 0.53 (4) $118,660
North Carolina 470 0.12 1.13 (4) $117,650
Pennsylvania 1,180 0.21 2.00 (4) $116,510





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 790 0.45 4.25 (4) $67,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.13 1.28 (4) $118,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 530 0.29 2.75 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 420 0.41 3.88 (4) $45,390
Kansas City, MO-KS 420 0.42 4.04 (4) $51,630
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 360 0.68 6.51 (4) $38,590
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 350 0.40 3.78 (4) $128,730
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 2.70 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.20 1.91 (4) $111,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.11 1.09 (4) $76,510




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 160 1.32 12.57 (4) $54,720
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 1.03 9.86 (4) $40,720
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 200 0.96 9.15 (4) $34,060
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 180 0.93 8.84 (4) $23,000
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 180 0.73 6.94 (8) (8)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 110 0.73 6.97 (4) $32,390
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 360 0.68 6.51 (4) $38,590
Port St. Lucie, FL 80 0.63 5.97 (4) $43,020
York-Hanover, PA 80 0.47 4.53 (4) $22,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 790 0.45 4.25 (4) $67,780




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)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 350 0.40 3.78 (4) $128,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.13 1.28 (4) $118,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.20 1.91 (4) $111,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.14 1.34 (4) $82,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $78,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.11 1.09 (4) $76,510
Boise City-Nampa, ID 30 0.11 1.07 (4) $75,070
Salt Lake City, UT 120 0.19 1.79 (4) $74,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 790 0.45 4.25 (4) $67,780
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.10 0.93 (4) $65,910


About May 2013 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014