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Average Hourly Rate for The Sports Authority, Inc. Employees

Englewood, Colo.-based The Sports Authority, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Sales Associate to Operations Manager in the retail. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $19.50), people who work for The Sports Authority, Inc. earn a median wage of $11.54 per hour. For the most part, employee paychecks at The Sports Authority, Inc. fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; how long you've been working also matters, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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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.
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Englewood, Colorado 



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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at The Sports Authority, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn around $13.26 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 about $10.06 per hour.


Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to $16.86 per hour.


Retail Sales Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $18.13 per hour on average; Operations Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $15.14, followed by Lead Cashiers earning $10.18 and Senior Sales Associates making $10.12. On the lower end are Sales Associates at around $8.50 on average.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $14.54 per hour. The Sports Authority, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $14.38 on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be People Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $14.94 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; a majority deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Cash Handling, Sales, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 23 percent receiving paid vacation and about one in seven workers receiving sick leave. The larger part of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A majority of employees report having health insurance, and the larger part of employees report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for The Sports Authority, Inc.


42 %
58 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
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