Head Golf Professionals in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $28K to $84K per year, median earnings come to $45K per year. Most Head Golf Professionals report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a little more than half report medical coverage and about one in three claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,933 - $79,555
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,746
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90%

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$8.86 - $84.43
(Median)
$8
$11
$84
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$29,933 - $79,555  
   
Bonus
$1,949 - $10,332  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Commission
$4,919 - $24,468  
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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$28,215 - $84,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $84.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.32  
Overtime
$15.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,949 - $10,332  
   
Commission
$4,919 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$28,215 - $84,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.

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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $41K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $45K. Head Golf Professionals claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $52K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Head Golf Professional Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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