Sports Instructor Salary

A Sports Instructor earns an average wage of $19.16 per hour.

$24,588 - $51,521
$25K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,111
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50%
90%

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$8.83 - $32.21
$8
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,588 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
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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$19,451 - $64,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $32.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
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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$19,451 - $64,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Sports Instructor

Sports instructors help clients participate in various sports and fitness activities. They may work for organizations (profit or non-profit) or for themselves by serving clients directly. Depending on the particular employer, some candidates may only be required to have a high school diploma or equivalent and relevant work experience, while some jobs require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree in sports science, sports management, or a related field.

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Sports Instructor Tasks

  • Teach sports skills to a variety of skill levels, working to provide a positive learning experience.
  • Interact with family, prospective clients and other groups.
  • Maintain sports equipment and track usage.
  • Ensure a safe and hygienic practice environment.
  • Answer questions about supplies, techniques, safety, and the like.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sports Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Sports Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Sports Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 24 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sports Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Sports Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 10 salaries. A Sports Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Sports Instructor

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Sports Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲51%

Mid-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 64%