Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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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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)
235,400 1.5 % (4) $42,540 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,670 $22,180 $32,270 $51,010 $75,400
  (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)
Other Schools and Instruction 54,710 12.77 (4) $34,690
Elementary and Secondary Schools 53,040 0.63 (4) $37,670
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 48,900 3.84 (4) $42,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,890 1.39 (4) $57,880
Civic and Social Organizations 7,840 2.02 (4) $34,260

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 54,710 12.77 (4) $34,690
Spectator Sports 7,130 5.03 (4) $64,180
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 48,900 3.84 (4) $42,850
Civic and Social Organizations 7,840 2.02 (4) $34,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,890 1.39 (4) $57,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 70 0.24 (4) $82,100
Spectator Sports 7,130 5.03 (4) $64,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 380 0.02 (4) $62,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,890 1.39 (4) $57,880
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 670 0.15 (4) $54,890


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 29,760 1.78 1.08 (4) $41,500
Texas 12,100 1.02 0.62 (4) $49,780
Washington 11,730 3.68 2.23 (4) $44,950
Ohio 10,720 2.00 1.21 (4) $36,140
Michigan 10,680 2.50 1.51 (4) $41,890




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 1,380 4.51 2.73 (4) $34,000
Washington 11,730 3.68 2.23 (4) $44,950
Maine 1,900 3.18 1.93 (4) $24,970
Idaho 2,130 3.11 1.88 (4) $26,930
Iowa 4,750 3.09 1.87 (4) $29,580




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 580 0.81 0.49 (4) $66,030
New York 10,420 1.13 0.69 (4) $55,220
Mississippi 1,180 1.06 0.64 (4) $54,660
New Jersey 6,900 1.72 1.04 (4) $53,460
Louisiana 1,730 0.91 0.55 (4) $53,190



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,750 1.16 0.70 (4) $55,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,020 1.36 0.82 (4) $44,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,600 3.40 2.06 (4) $47,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,500 1.50 0.91 (4) $40,330
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,530 2.80 1.70 (4) $40,290
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 4,140 3.64 2.20 (4) $36,710
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,080 2.22 1.34 (4) $53,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,000 2.02 1.22 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,850 1.53 0.93 (4) $48,240
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,790 2.62 1.59 (4) $38,650


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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)
Lawrence, KS 290 5.86 3.55 (4) $24,210
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 630 5.72 3.46 (4) $44,220
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 3,080 5.58 3.38 (4) $29,030
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 600 5.22 3.16 (4) $53,590
Bellingham, WA 410 4.82 2.92 (4) $41,340
Walla Walla, WA 120 4.65 2.82 (4) $51,420
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 1,070 4.59 2.78 (4) $36,110
Auburn-Opelika, AL 250 4.48 2.71 (4) $78,610
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 390 4.47 2.71 (4) $31,370
Dubuque, IA 250 4.45 2.69 (4) $27,330