Assistant Golf Professional Salary
Assistant Golf Professionals in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $28K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Close to one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, slightly less than half report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Assistant Golf Professionals is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$21,512 - $38,284|
|Bonus||$201.34 - $2,483|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$19,963 - $37,205|
|Hourly Rate||$8.84 - $14.81|
|Hourly Tips||$0.08 - $2.52|
|Overtime||$13.01 - $21.93|
|Bonus||$201.34 - $2,483|
|Total Pay (||$19,963 - $37,205|
Job Description for Assistant Golf Professional
Assistant golf professionals help manage their golf course, which can include a range of duties, from ensuring the turf is maintained to keeping supplies in stock. They must also interact with clients, and strong customer service skills are crucial; hospitality experience may also be helpful. Golf courses may use several different computer programs, such as point of sale (POS) systems and tee time programs; familiarity with these programs is needed as well.Read More...
Although it is helpful for assistant golf professionals to love golf themselves, at the very least, they must have a strong understanding of the game and its rules and etiquette. The Professional Golf Association, the PGA, offers various certifications for golf players and professionals, and some form of certification is needed for this position (such as PGA's Certification A-8, “Assistant Golf Professional”). A bachelor's degree is not always needed, but businesses may favor candidates with a degree.
Assistant golf professionals report to their manager, typically the head or senior golf professional at the course. They may also have several subordinates, and may need to train these subordinates in golf course etiquette and other duties. The job may include a substantial amount of standing and walking outdoors. Although long-distance travel may be done by golf cart, short and medium distances may need to be walked.
Typical hours for assistant golf professionals vary depending on the course. However, since golfing typically requires daylight, hours generally begin and end earlier than the standard 9-to-5 workday. During the course of a day, assistant golf professionals may interact with customers, help out in the tee shop, supervise other employees, and confer with the head golf professional to ensure everything is running smoothly.
Assistant Golf Professional Tasks
- Inspect, maintain cleanliness and ensure adequate supply of golf carts.
- Provide club repair and club fitting for customers.
- Check-in and check-out players maintaining control of the daily tee sheet and accurately assessing charges.
- Act as course attendant (or ranger) to keep course organized and stocked as well as monitor pace of play.
- Supervise golf play in accordance to club rules.
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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Golf Professional
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Assistant Golf Professionals do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $26K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $28K. Assistant Golf Professionals bring in $29K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $34K.
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