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Athletes and Sports Competitors in Kentucky

Considering a career as an Athlete or Sports Competitor in Kentucky?

16.7% Jobs Projection
$31,560 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Athletes and Sports Competitors in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Athletes and Sports Competitors in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Athletes and Sports Competitors in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Athletes and Sports Competitors Work in Kentucky?

There were approximately 140 workers employed as Athletes and Sports Competitors in this state in 2018.

There were 90 Athletes and Sports Competitors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Athletes and Sports Competitors in KY Employment Trend

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

Athletes and Sports Competitors in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Athletes and Sports Competitors in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.6%.

Job Projections for Athletes and Sports Competitors: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 140 total jobs in 2026 for Athletes and Sports Competitors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,700 annual jobs and 12,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Athletes and Sports Competitors Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Athletes and Sports Competitors ranged from $16,340 to $76,650 with $31,560 being the median annual salary.

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

Athletes and Sports Competitors Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 90 n/a

Top States for Athletes and Sports Competitors Employment

View the list below to see 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

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Occupation KY Employment Total
Coaches and Scouts 2,520
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 140

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