Assistant Golf Professional Salary
Men make up the majority of Assistant Golf Professionals in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $29K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Assistant Golf Professionals like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by one in three. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$22,570 - $42,611|
|Bonus||$225.00 - $8,500|
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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).)
|$20,647 - $39,632|
|Hourly Rate||$9.21 - $14.90|
|Hourly Tips||$0.08 - $3.00|
|Overtime||$13.05 - $21.93|
|Bonus||$225.00 - $8,500|
|Total Pay (||$20,647 - $39,632|
Job Description for Assistant Golf Professional
Assistant golf professionals help manage their golf course, which can include a range of duties, from ensuring the turf is maintained to keeping supplies in stock. They must also interact with clients, and strong customer service skills are crucial; hospitality experience may also be helpful. Golf courses may use several different computer programs, such as point of sale (POS) systems and tee time programs; familiarity with these programs is needed as well.Read More...
Although it is helpful for assistant golf professionals to love golf themselves, at the very least, they must have a strong understanding of the game and its rules and etiquette. The Professional Golf Association, the PGA, offers various certifications for golf players and professionals, and some form of certification is needed for this position (such as PGA's Certification A-8, “Assistant Golf Professional”). A bachelor's degree is not always needed, but businesses may favor candidates with a degree.
Assistant golf professionals report to their manager, typically the head or senior golf professional at the course. They may also have several subordinates, and may need to train these subordinates in golf course etiquette and other duties. The job may include a substantial amount of standing and walking outdoors. Although long-distance travel may be done by golf cart, short and medium distances may need to be walked.
Typical hours for assistant golf professionals vary depending on the course. However, since golfing typically requires daylight, hours generally begin and end earlier than the standard 9-to-5 workday. During the course of a day, assistant golf professionals may interact with customers, help out in the tee shop, supervise other employees, and confer with the head golf professional to ensure everything is running smoothly. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Assistant Golf Professional Tasks
- Act as course attendant (or ranger) to keep course organized and stocked as well as monitor pace of play.
- Supervise golf play in accordance to club rules.
- Coordinate and communicate tee time schedules.
- Inspect, maintain cleanliness and ensure adequate supply of golf carts.
- Provide club repair and club fitting for customers.
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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Golf Professional
Pay by Experience for an Assistant Golf Professional has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Golf Professional with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 177 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Golf Professional with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Assistant Golf Professional which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 23 salaries. An Assistant Golf Professional with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 6 salaries.
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