The average hourly pay for a Sports Instructor is $14.74.
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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. Sports instructors may work for professio…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Sports Instructor
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Popular Skills for Sports Instructor
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Skills in Team Leadership and Childhood Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Program Management and Professional Coaching.
Pay by Experience Level for Sports Instructor
An early career Sports Instructor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.25 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Sports Instructor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.83 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Sports Instructor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
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