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Average Hourly Rate for The Sports Authority, Inc. Employees

The Sports Authority, Inc. is a retail firm headquartered in Englewood, Colorado that hires for Sales Associate positions, Operations Manager roles, and more. Salaries for The Sports Authority, Inc. workers come to approximately $11.43 per hour, not including the $22.25 for overtime. For the most part, employee paychecks at The Sports Authority, Inc. fluctuate depending on your role at the company; where you live and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

The Sports Authority, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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below market
Employer: The Sports Authority, Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Sales Associate (7)
$7.64 - $14.97  
[-]Sales Associate (7)
Hourly Rate$7.64 - $14.97  
[+]Operations Manager (5)
$10.59 - $23.68  
[+]Operations Manager (5)
Hourly Rate$10.59 - $23.68  
[+]Cashier (4)
$7.54 - $11.65  
[+]Cashier (4)
Hourly Rate$7.54 - $11.65  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (3)
$7.71 - $13.19  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (3)
Hourly Rate$7.71 - $13.19  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Retail Sales Managers, Operations Managers, Merchandisers, and Lead Cashiers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $18.13, the other salaries come in at around $15.79, $11.36, and $10.18, respectively. The Sports Authority, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Cashiers (about $8.27).


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

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns about $11.60. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns around $11.00 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a First Aid Administrator certainly has its perks — salaries approach $16.00 and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at The Sports Authority, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $13.35 per hour.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Operations Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $16.00. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Retail, Sales, and Cash Handling were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, The Sports Authority, Inc. gives paid vacation to 31 percent and paid sick leave to one in seven workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, The Sports Authority, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and more than half of workers participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of workers, and more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Typical Benefits
Vacation Weeks
1.8 Weeks
5.7 Weeks
1.7 Weeks
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Popular Perks
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Casual Dress/Atmosphere
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401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Stock Purchase Plan

Key Stats



39 %

female alumni


61 %

male alumni
Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Hourly Rate
$8 - $16

Years of Experience

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 18 votes.

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