Head Golf Professional Salary

Three in five of Head Golf Professionals in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $30K to $87K per year, and the average comes out to $47K per year. Most Head Golf Professionals report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,258 - $76,997
MEDIAN: $47,193

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$29,863 - $86,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Head Golf Professionals, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. Head Golf Professionals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


3 %
97 %

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: 62% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 36%