Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
11,520 7.0 % (4) $78,260 5.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $20,190 $28,740 $43,350 $84,010 (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 7,870 5.79 (4) $89,560
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,790 0.24 (4) $50,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 190 0.00 (4) $49,880
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.14 (4) $92,630
Traveler Accommodation 70 0.00 (4) $55,880

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 7,870 5.79 (4) $89,560
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,790 0.24 (4) $50,120
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.14 (4) $92,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 190 0.00 (4) $49,880
Traveler Accommodation 70 0.00 (4) $55,880

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 (8) (8) (4) $116,940
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.14 (4) $92,630
Spectator Sports 7,870 5.79 (4) $89,560
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) (4) $84,050
Traveler Accommodation 70 (7) (4) $55,880


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 3,200 0.42 4.90 (4) $41,060
Pennsylvania 920 0.16 1.90 (4) $130,250
California 880 0.06 0.68 (4) $120,920
Massachusetts 470 0.14 1.64 (8) (8)
Illinois 400 0.07 0.82 (8) (8)



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 3,200 0.42 4.90 (4) $41,060
Pennsylvania 920 0.16 1.90 (4) $130,250
Utah 200 0.15 1.81 (4) $72,480
Arizona 370 0.15 1.73 (4) $68,950
Massachusetts 470 0.14 1.64 (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)
Pennsylvania 920 0.16 1.90 (4) $130,250
California 880 0.06 0.68 (4) $120,920
Texas 230 0.02 0.24 (4) $111,770
North Carolina 360 0.09 1.06 (4) $108,390
Washington 360 0.13 1.47 (4) $101,160




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 500 0.27 3.18 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 1.29 (4) $111,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.20 2.40 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 360 0.34 3.96 (4) $55,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 350 0.19 2.22 (4) $70,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 1.05 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.20 2.36 (4) $107,830
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.49 5.69 (8) (8)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 260 1.14 13.41 (4) $31,140
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.21 2.48 (4) $47,550



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 1.27 14.94 (4) $54,220
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 260 1.14 13.41 (4) $31,140
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 170 1.07 12.59 (4) $32,780
Port St. Lucie, FL 70 0.56 6.51 (4) $45,680
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 140 0.56 6.58 (8) (8)
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.49 5.69 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 360 0.34 3.96 (4) $55,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 500 0.27 3.18 (8) (8)
Reno-Sparks, NV 50 0.25 2.95 (4) $59,210
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 230 0.25 2.99 (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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 1.29 (4) $111,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.20 2.36 (4) $107,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,940
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.23 2.65 (4) $83,710
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 0.42 (4) $78,970
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) (4) $73,630
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 350 0.19 2.22 (4) $70,440
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 0.76 (4) $62,100
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.19 2.28 (4) $61,830


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015