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Athletes and Sports Competitors in California

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$89,050 Median Salary
  • Athletes and Sports Competitors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Athletes and Sports Competitors Work in California?

In California, there were 1,060 people working as Athletes and Sports Competitors in the year 2018.

There were 1,050 Athletes and Sports Competitors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Athletes and Sports Competitors in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 275 Athletes and Sports Competitors working in it, which means California has more Athletes and Sports Competitors than average.

Athletes and Sports Competitors in CA vs. the Average State

What do Athletes and Sports Competitors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Athletes and Sports Competitors ranged from $24,190 to $208,000 with $89,050 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Athletes and Sports Competitors Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Athletes and Sports Competitors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Athletes and Sports Competitors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 n/a

Top States for Athletes and Sports Competitors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Athletes and Sports Competitors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Florida 1,320 $47,580
California 1,060 $89,050
Pennsylvania 800 $35,810
Arizona 580 $0
Missouri 550 $44,430
Illinois 540 $0
Indiana 520 $0
Colorado 370 $192,940
Massachusetts 340 $48,030
Texas 310 $80,200
Tennessee 310 $0
New York 300 $66,710
Georgia 290 $30,760
North Carolina 290 $0
Connecticut 280 $67,880
Oklahoma 270 $0
Maryland 230 $38,000
Louisiana 230 $0
South Carolina 220 $30,470
Utah 180 $48,690

Below are the states where Athletes and Sports Competitors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Colorado $192,940
California $89,050
Texas $80,200
Nevada $70,810
Connecticut $67,880
New York $66,710
New Jersey $60,060
Washington $57,060
Rhode Island $56,870
Utah $48,690

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Coaches and Scouts 25,750
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 2,320

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