Average Hourly Rate for The Sports Authority, Inc. Employees

Based in Englewood, Colo.,retail player The Sports Authority, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Cashier and Retail Sales Manager positions. The Sports Authority, Inc. laborers see wages hovering around $10.96 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $19.69. Though where you live and how long you've been working do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at The Sports Authority, Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Englewood, Colorado 



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Retail Sales Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $18.00 per hour on average; Operations Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $15.55, followed by Senior Sales Associates earning approximately $10.34 and Lead Cashiers making $10.18. Sales Associates make an average around $8.36, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $16.86 per hour) in Colorado.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $15.00 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of The Sports Authority, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $10.28 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make around $14.54 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $17.68 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; the larger part deem it necessary for work. Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about a quarter of workers receiving paid vacation and nearly one in six workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of employees use it to save for retirement. A majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and the larger part of respondents report having dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance and flexible hours.

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