Athletic Coach Salary
|Salary||$17,754 - $66,998|
|Bonus||$80.54 - $5,960|
|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).)
|$18,090 - $67,812|
|Hourly Rate||$8.58 - $30.00|
|Bonus||$80.54 - $5,960|
|Total Pay (||$18,090 - $67,812|
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.Read More...
The athletic coach's work environment typically consists of outside field work, gym supervision, and an office environment. Hours vary depending on the level of athletes, sport, and position, with some positions requiring year-round, daily work. Many positions require communication with parents, communities, and staff to maintain good relationships. Additionally, the work environment may be stressful, especially in the case of programs that expect immediate success in terms of team performance.
Higher-level positions, especially those at the university level, generally require a bachelor’s degree in fields such as exercise science, sports management, or another related to physical education. Although not usually required, preference may be given to individuals with a master’s degree. Organizations hiring for higher-level athletic coach positions generally only hire individuals with extensive experience coaching at a similar level.
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.
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.
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