Average Hourly Rate for The Sports Authority, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Englewood, Colo., retail company The Sports Authority, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Cashier to Sales Associate. The Sports Authority, Inc. offers employees an average of $12.89 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $16.87. The Sports Authority, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on where you live, though what you do at the company and how long you've been working are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Englewood, Colorado 



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Residents of Denver, Colo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $20.95 per hour; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Englewood, Colo. (approximately $19.43) and Salem, N.H. ($12.00). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to $14.95 per hour.


Retail Sales Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $17.57 per hour on average; Operations Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $15.48, followed by Visual Managers earning $15.38 and Senior Sales Associates making $10.07. Financial compensation for Sales Associates is rather low — on average only around $8.73 — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $15.00 per hour. The largest fraction of The Sports Authority, Inc. people (58 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $10.53 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Occupational Safety and Health Administraters are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $15.96 per hour. The Sports Authority, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) — these employees rake in $13.61 per hour.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Team Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $16.92 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Retail, Sales, and Merchandising.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and just over two-fifths of workers use it to save for retirement. The larger part of employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include flexible hours, company store discount, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for The Sports Authority, Inc.


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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