Average Hourly Rate for The Sports Authority, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Englewood, Colo., retail sector company The Sports Authority, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Sales Associate to Cashier. Median pay for The Sports Authority, Inc. workers sits around $11.29 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $22.25. Though your city and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at The Sports Authority, Inc., your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

The Sports Authority, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: The Sports Authority, Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Sales Associate (7)
$7.60 - $13.08  
[-]Sales Associate (7)
Hourly Rate$7.60 - $13.08  
[+]Operations Manager (5)
$10.60 - $23.70  
[+]Operations Manager (5)
Hourly Rate$10.60 - $23.70  
[+]Cashier (5)
$7.63 - $11.89  
[+]Cashier (5)
Hourly Rate$7.63 - $11.89  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (3)
$7.74 - $13.17  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (3)
Hourly Rate$7.74 - $13.17  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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About This Company

Englewood, Colorado 



Sports Authority

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Retail Sales Managers earn the highest median pay at $18.13, followed by Operations Managers ($15.79), Merchandisers ($11.36), and Lead Cashiers (approximately $10.18). Among the lower-paid positions at The Sports Authority, Inc. are Cashiers — typical salaries for this role approach around $8.50.


The Sports Authority, Inc. workers in Colorado earn the most — about $14.10 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $11.60. The largest slice of the The Sports Authority, Inc. workforce (49 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns approximately $10.17 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

First Aid Administrators earn around $16.00, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The Sports Authority, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $13.35 on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Operations Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $16.00. A relatively widespread skill at The Sports Authority, Inc. is Customer Service; more than half of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales.

Benefits and Perks

31 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in seven workers get sick leave. More than half of workers save for retirement through The Sports Authority, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. The Sports Authority, Inc. provides health insurance to a majority of workers, and more than half of workers do receive dental coverage. Privileges also include flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for The Sports Authority, Inc.


38 %
62 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Hourly Rate
$8 - $16
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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