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8 Athlete Salaries

Athletes earn $33,000 annually on average, or $16 per hour, which is 67% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Athletes work for NFL at $165,000 annually while the lowest paid Athletes work for Nike earning approximately $26,000 each year.

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$165K NFL's Average Athlete Salary (2 salaries)

+$132K (133%) more than national average Athlete salary ($33K)
+$105K (93%) more than average NFL salary ($60K)
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Equal to average NFL Athlete salary ($165K)
"The salary difference is not significantly different. I think any type of six-figure salary is strong."
Equal to average NFL Athlete salary ($165K)
"My salary helped me live a very comfortable life. It helped me climb out of debt. I was able to support my fiancé and myself as well as my parents."

$26K Nike's Average Athlete Salary (2 salaries)

-$7K (23%) less than national average Athlete salary ($33K)
-$15K (44%) less than average Nike salary ($41K)
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-$5K (21%) less than average Nike Athlete salary ($26K)
"For what I am doing I guess it would be average in the area I'm in."
+$4K (14%) more than average Nike Athlete salary ($26K)

$20K University of Texas at San Antonio's Average Athlete Salary (1 salaries)

-$13K (49%) less than national average Athlete salary ($33K)
-$10K (40%) less than average University of Texas at San Antonio salary ($30K)
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Equal to average University of Texas at San Antonio Athlete salary ($20K)
"I would say that athletes definitely should be allowed for more compensation."

$18K Department of Canadian Heritage's Average Athlete Salary (1 salaries)

-$15K (58%) less than national average Athlete salary ($33K)
Equal to average Department of Canadian Heritage salary ($18K)
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Equal to average Department of Canadian Heritage Athlete salary ($18K)
"It was good, but being an athlete is expensive."

$70K International Olympic Committee's Average Athlete Salary (1 salaries)

+$37K (71%) more than national average Athlete salary ($33K)
+$12K (18%) more than average International Olympic Committee salary ($58K)
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Equal to average International Olympic Committee Athlete salary ($70K)

$35K Arena Football League's Average Athlete Salary (1 salaries)

+$2K (5%) more than national average Athlete salary ($33K)
-$3K (8%) less than average Arena Football League salary ($38K)
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$150K
Equal to average Arena Football League Athlete salary ($35K)
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