Athletic Coach Salary

Those pursuing careers as Athletic Coachs in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Athletic Coachs like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Athletic Coachs who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Although about two in five lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and around half get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,246 - $66,337
$18K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $39,684
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$8.73 - $39.23
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$39
MEDIAN: $14.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$18,246 - $66,337  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $7,830  
Commission
$8,500  
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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$18,452 - $68,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$180$360$540
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $39.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.38  
Overtime
$29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$51.06 - $7,830  
   
Commission
$8,500  
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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$18,452 - $68,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Athletic Coach


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Athletic Coachs may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Physical Therapist. The latter position pays an average of $67K annually. A Gymnastics Instructor role is the most prevalent career advancement for Athletic Coachs. Paychecks for that role are $26K on average. The University Head Soccer Coach position is another common transition for Athletic Coachs; in this role, salaries are typically at the $43K mark.

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Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Coach

Pay by Experience for an Athletic Coach has a positive trend. An entry-level Athletic Coach with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Athletic Coach with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 116 salaries. An experienced Athletic Coach which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 95 salaries. An Athletic Coach with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 37 salaries.

Athletic Coach Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Athletic Coach?

Athletic Coach in Carrabassett Valley:
"Lots of travel and no time off."
Pros: I'm currently struggling with understanding what is good about my job. I don't like anything about it.
Cons: The location, the constant travel, my coworkers, being on call 24/7. I don't like anything about my job.

Athletic Coach in San Jose:
"Age Group Coaching gets less recognition than elite Senior c."
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Key Stats for Athletic Coach

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Athletic Coach Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Athletic Coach Salaries

Teaching
▲58%

Team Leadership
▲5%

▲4%

Operations Management
▲3%

National Average
$39,000

Budget Management
▼1%

Coaching
▼6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 39%
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