Athletes and sports competitors

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Total Workforce

33.3k

Average Age

37

Average Salary

$64,661

Average Male Salary

$68,474

Average Female Salary

$38,254

About

Athletes and sports competitors are most often employed by the Amusement & Recreation industry. The average yearly wage for Athletes and sports competitors was $64,661 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Athletes and sports competitors by wage are Crane & tower operators, Court reporters and simultaneous captioners, and Healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Athletes and sports competitors are McKinney City PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Athletes and sports competitors are McKinney City PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Athletes and sports competitors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Amusement & Recreation is the industry that employs the most Athletes and sports competitors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Athletes and sports competitors, by average wage, is Spectator sports. Athletes and sports competitors are paid most in McKinney City PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in McKinney City PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,661

AVERAGE SALARY

± $12,695

In 2018, Athletes and sports competitors earned an average of $64,661, $10,772 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Crane & tower operators make somewhat more than Athletes and sports competitors while Healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Athletes and sports competitors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.55

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Athletes and sports competitors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.55, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Athletes and sports competitors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUMAS

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Athletes and sports competitors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Athletes and sports competitors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Athletes and sports competitors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Athletes and sports competitors, by number of employees, are Amusement & Recreation and Spectator sports.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Athletes and sports competitors, by average wage, are Spectator sports and Amusement & Recreation.

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Industries by Share

33.3k

2018 Workforce

± 4,480

This graphic shows the share of Athletes and sports competitors employed by various industries. Amusement & Recreation employs the largest share of Athletes and sports competitors at  61.1%, followed by Spectator sports with 33.4% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Athletes and sports competitors in the US. The average age of male Athletes and sports competitors in the workforce is 36.2 and of female Athletes and sports competitors is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Athletes and sports competitors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

29.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,187

4.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,591

87.4% of Athletes and sports competitors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Athletes and sports competitors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Athletes and sports competitors

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

82.3% of Athletes and sports competitors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.58% of Athletes and sports competitors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Athletes and sports competitors.

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Age by Gender

36.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.09

42.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.5

The median age of Athletes and sports competitors is 37, and Male employees are generally 6.68 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Athletes and sports competitors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Athletes and sports competitors is Business but a relatively high number of Athletes and sports competitors hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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