Head Golf Professional Salary

With approximately three-fifths of Head Golf Professionals in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Head Golf Professionals is $47K annually and can range from $30K on the lower end to $82K per year near the higher end. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and about two in five have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Head Golf Professionals is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,583 - $75,665
MEDIAN: $47,065

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$30,583 - $75,665  
$0.00 - $10,251  
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$1,014 - $49,316  
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$30,260 - $82,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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Job Description for Head Golf Professional

Head golf professionals generally oversee all operations at a private or public golf course. Their duties generally include organizing events for their club, overseeing budgets, and managing expenses such as for golf carts, ground maintenance and golf clubs. They also ensure that their pro shop functions well and is profitable; if their club has a snack bar or other food facilities, head golf professionals provide oversight for these services as well. Head golf professionals also respond to the complaints and concerns of any users of their golf facilities - such as club members - in a timely and professional manner.


Head Golf Professional Tasks

  • Oversee the planning, promotion and execution of all golf activities, organizing tee times, enforcing rules and regulations and overseeing golf play.
  • Organize all aspects of golfing events and tournaments.
  • Manage, hire, train and schedule subordinate staff in pro shop, golf range and locker room.
  • Provide guests of all experience levels with professional coaching and lessons.

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Golf Professional

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

For Head Golf Professionals, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Head Golf Professionals with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $54K.

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Experience Affects Head Golf Professional Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.


4 %
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 37%