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Athletic Coach Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Athletic Coachs in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and close to one-half have dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Athletic Coachs who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,306 - $70,754
(Median)
$20K
$40K
$71K
MEDIAN: $40,094
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90%

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$8.26 - $38.67
(Median)
$8
$12
$39
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$20,306 - $70,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,010  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$19,628 - $72,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.26 - $38.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,010  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
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$19,628 - $72,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Athletic Coach

Athletic coaches exist in a variety of organizations, from high schools to universities; workload and pay vary greatly depending on the employer. The athletic coach's daily work includes teaching and instructing athletes during practices and games. Knowledge of the sport is highly important to be effective. Positions for school teams often require the coach’s to ensure students are performing in the classroom as well, which may involve coordinating with teaching staff and tutors. Other activities include attending clinics and participating in related functions ranging from community involvement to budget meetings.

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Athletic Coach Tasks

  • Mentor athletes around physical, leadership, and strategic aspects of sports.
  • Oversee and coach sports teams, including setting rosters and schedules.
  • Instruct students in rules, deportment, and physical training.
  • Complete paperwork documenting attendance, scores, problems and equipment inventory.

Common Career Paths for Athletic Coach


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Athletic Coachs may progress into high-paying roles like Physical Therapist, where median compensation is $65K annually. A Gymnastics Instructor role is the most prevalent career advancement for Athletic Coachs. Paychecks for that role are $26K on average. The High School Teacher position is another common transition for Athletic Coachs; in this role, salaries are typically at the $43K mark.

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Athletic Coachs report a focused set of job skills. Budget Management and Recruiting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Coaching.

Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Coach

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Athletic Coachs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Athletic Coach Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Athletic Coach Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 8%


National Average
$39,000

Coaching
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 30%
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