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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 Operations Manager to Sales Associate. Employees of The Sports Authority, Inc. bring in an average of $11.34 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $19.50. The Sports Authority, Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though your experience level is also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: The Sports Authority, Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Operations Manager (5)
$10.92 - $24.93  
[-]Operations Manager (5)
Hourly Rate$10.92 - $24.93  
[+]Sales Associate (5)
$7.61 - $12.77  
[+]Sales Associate (5)
Hourly Rate$7.61 - $12.77  
[+]Cashier (4)
$8.03 - $11.57  
[+]Cashier (4)
Hourly Rate$8.03 - $11.57  
[+]Senior Sales Associate (2)
$7.68 - $14.80  
[+]Senior Sales Associate (2)
Hourly Rate$7.68 - $14.80  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Englewood, Colorado 



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Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $13.26 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (53 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.06 per hour on average.


By state, Colorado offers the highest pay at about $16.86 per hour.


Bringing in the most money are Retail Sales Managers — their earnings average $18.13 per hour. Operations Managers are a close second at around $15.14 along with Lead Cashiers ($10.18) and Senior Sales Associates ($10.12). Earning only about $8.50 on average, Sales Associates make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $14.54 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. The Sports Authority, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $14.38 on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Inventory Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $15.14 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at The Sports Authority, Inc. is Customer Service; the greater part of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Cash Handling, Sales, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 23 percent receiving paid vacation and one in seven survey participants receiving paid sick days. A majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of employees, and for the larger part of employees, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for The Sports Authority, Inc.


38 %
62 %
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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