Athletic Coach Salary

The average salary for an Athletic Coach is $39,143 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Teaching is associated with high pay for this job.
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$17,754 - $66,998
$18K
$39K
$67K
MEDIAN: $39,143
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$8.58 - $30.00
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$14
$30
MEDIAN: $14.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$17,754 - $66,998  
   
Bonus
$80.54 - $5,960  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$18,090 - $67,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.58 - $30.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$80.54 - $5,960  
   
Commission
$5,000  
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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$18,090 - $67,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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.

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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."
Learn the framework set up by the governing body, USA SWIMMING--apply it to what you observe at your site.

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Key Stats for Athletic Coach

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Athletic Coach Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Athletic Coach Salaries

Teaching
▲63%

Team Leadership
▲9%

▲8%

Operations Management
▲7%

Budget Management
▲3%

National Average
$37,000

Coaching
▼3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 39%
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