Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers

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Total Workforce

280k

Average Age

33.3

Estimated Job Growth

12.4%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$34,692

Average Male Salary

$43,781

Average Female Salary

$20,331

About

Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers are most often employed by the Amusement & Recreation industry. The average yearly wage for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers was $34,692 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers by wage are Chefs & head cooks, Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators, and Construction laborers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers are Bingham (Outside Fort Hall AIR), Madison, Jefferson, Fremont & Teton Counties PUMA, ID, McLean County PUMA, IL, and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers are Bingham (Outside Fort Hall AIR), Madison, Jefferson, Fremont & Teton Counties PUMA, ID, McLean County PUMA, IL, and Denton (Central) & Corinth Cities PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Amusement & Recreation is the industry that employs the most Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, by average wage, is Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries. Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers are paid most in Vernon, Moraine, West Deerfield & Libertyville (Southeast) Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Bingham (Outside Fort Hall AIR), Madison, Jefferson, Fremont & Teton Counties PUMA, ID.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,692

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,755

In 2017, Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers earned an average of $34,692, $17,372 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators make somewhat more than Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers while Chefs & head cooks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.615

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.615, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, by number of employees, are Amusement & Recreation, Other schools & instruction and educational support services, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, by average wage, are Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and Hospitals.

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Industries by Share

280k

2017 Workforce

± 12,972

-0.941%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.61%

The number of people employed as Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers has been declining at a rate of -0.941%, from 282,341 people in 2016 to 279,683 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers employed by various industries. Amusement & Recreation employs the largest share of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers at  39.1%, followed by Other schools & instruction and educational support services with 19.7% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 17.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers in the US. The average age of male Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers in the workforce is 34.8 and of female Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers is 31, and the most common race/ethnicity for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers is White.

Gender Composition

171k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,155

108k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 8,080

61.2% of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

78.8% of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.2% of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers.

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Age by Gender

34.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.862

31

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.09

The median age of Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers is 33.3, and Male employees are generally 3.84 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers need many skills, but most especially Instructing, Monitoring, and Management of Personnel Resources. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers need more than the average amount of Coordination, Instructing, and Learning Strategies.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers are expected to see a growth of 12.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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