The average salary for an Athletic Coach is $39,198 per year. A skill in Teaching is associated with high pay for this job.
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$16,694 - $65,062
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$17K
$39K
$65K
MEDIAN: $39,197
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$8.68 - $29.09
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$16,694 - $65,062  
   
Bonus
$59.60 - $8,054  
Commission
$3,100  
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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$17,652 - $66,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $29.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$23.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$59.60 - $8,054  
   
Commission
$3,100  
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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$17,652 - $66,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Athletic Coach

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

Athletic Coach Reviews

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.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Athletic Coach in San Jose:
"Age Group Coaching gets less recognition than elite Senior c."
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Experience Affects Athletic Coach Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Athletic Coach Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 73%

Team Leadership
up arrow 10%


Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Coaching
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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