Average Hourly Rate for The Sports Authority, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., The Sports Authority, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail, from Cashier to Retail Sales Manager. The average pay for The Sports Authority, Inc. employees is $10.96 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $19.69. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at The Sports Authority, Inc., but where you live and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Englewood, Colorado 



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Retail Sales Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $18.00 per hour; Operations Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $15.55, while Senior Sales Associates and Lead Cashiers rank near the top as well ($10.34 and about $10.18, respectively). On the lower end are Sales Associates at $8.36 on average.


The highest pay by state can be found in Colorado, where pay average out at $16.86 per hour.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $15.00 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (53 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.28 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $14.54 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less.


Employees who count Leadership among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $17.68 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 round out their skills sets with Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales Management.

Benefits and Perks

The Sports Authority, Inc. lets only one in four respondents take paid vacation and only one in six employees take sick leave. The larger part of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that The Sports Authority, Inc. sponsors. The Sports Authority, Inc. provides health insurance to the larger part of workers, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at The Sports Authority, Inc. are life insurance and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for The Sports Authority, Inc.


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57 %
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$8 - $15
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$9 - $17

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