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How much does a Professional Athlete make?

Updated Nov 22, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$59,180 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,475 salaries

$28K

Low

$59K

Average

$126K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Professional Athlete is $59,180 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Professional Athlete salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1475 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Professional Athlete employees.

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USA Volleyball
3.7

USA Volleyball

Professional Athlete

$74,432

 /yr
Range: $64K - $86K
3 salaries
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$64K

$86K

$64,017 - $85,701 Range

Milwaukee Brewers
4.3

Milwaukee Brewers

Professional Athlete - Monthly
About 

$8K -$12K

$8K

$12K

$8,078 - $12,219 Range

USA Volleyball
3.7

USA Volleyball

Professional Athlete - Monthly
About 

$1K -$4K

$1K

$4K

$1,002 - $4,099 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Professional Athlete
About 

$56K -$61K

$56K

$61K

$56,252 - $61,233 Range

NIKE
4.1

NIKE

Professional Athlete - Contractor
About 

$37K -$40K

$37K

$40K

$37,036 - $39,721 Range

NIKE
4.1

NIKE

Professional Athlete
About 

$219K -$237K

$219K

$237K

$219,328 - $236,541 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Professional Athlete
About 

$65K -$71K

$65K

$71K

$65,025 - $70,549 Range

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Kansas State University
4.3

Kansas State University

Professional Athlete
About 

$29K -$31K

$29K

$31K

$28,517 - $31,097 Range

NBA
3.9

NBA

Professional Athlete - Contractor
About 

$36K -$39K

$36K

$39K

$35,773 - $39,153 Range

PUMA
4

PUMA

Professional Athlete - Contractor
About 

$15K -$17K

$15K

$17K

$15,181 - $16,584 Range

Brooks Running
3.6

Brooks Running

Professional Athlete
About 

$38K -$41K

$38K

$41K

$37,950 - $41,181 Range

Brooks Running
3.6

Brooks Running

Professional Athlete - Contractor
About 

$22K -$23K

$22K

$23K

$21,711 - $23,193 Range

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
3.6

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Professional Athlete - Monthly
About 

$2K -$2K

$2K

$2K

$1,905 - $2,072 Range

Pittsburgh Pirates
3.7

Pittsburgh Pirates

Professional Athlete
About 

$16K -$17K

$16K

$17K

$15,593 - $16,661 Range

Texas Rangers
4.2

Texas Rangers

Professional Athlete
About 

$511K -$549K

$511K

$549K

$511,289 - $548,766 Range

Cleveland Indians
4.2

Cleveland Indians

Professional Athlete - Monthly
About 

$2K -$2K

$2K

$2K

$1,704 - $1,851 Range

Milwaukee Brewers
4.3

Milwaukee Brewers

Professional Athlete
About 

$8K -$9K

$8K

$9K

$8,196 - $8,993 Range

Dallas Cowboys
3.7

Dallas Cowboys

Professional Athlete
About 

$483K -$525K

$483K

$525K

$483,252 - $525,077 Range

St. Louis Cardinals
4.2

St. Louis Cardinals

Professional Athlete - Monthly
About 

$1K -$1K

$1K

$1K

$1,176 - $1,290 Range

Baltimore Orioles
3.4

Baltimore Orioles

Professional Athlete - Intern
About 

$8K -$9K

$8K

$9K

$8,460 - $9,149 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Professional Athlete salaries

The national average salary for a Professional Athlete is $59,180 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Professional Athlete salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1475 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Professional Athlete employees.

The highest salary for a Professional Athlete in United States is $125,608 per year.

The lowest salary for a Professional Athlete in United States is $27,882 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Professional Athlete or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Professional Athlete.

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