Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors

Compete in athletic events.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,780 5.4 % (4) $82,540 4.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $15,020 $23,810 $46,040 (5) (5)
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Spectator sports 7,300 (4) $103,150
Other schools and instruction 210 (4) $40,360
Local government (OES designation) 180 (4) $38,600
Promoters of performing arts and sports 130 (4) $91,030
Colleges and universities 130 (4) $48,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Spectator sports 7,300 (4) $103,150
Promoters of performing arts and sports 130 (4) $91,030
Activities related to real estate 60 (4) $67,950
Colleges and universities 130 (4) $48,050
Sporting goods and musical instrument stores (7) (4) $46,110

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Louisiana 450 (4) $33,050 0.024%
Idaho 120 (4) $48,680 0.021%
Utah 210 (4) $76,090 0.019%
Wisconsin 450 (7) (7) 0.017%
Montana 70 (4) $26,880 0.017%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 600 (4) $137,040 0.007%
North Carolina 530 (4) $130,830 0.014%
Colorado 200 (4) $127,690 0.009%
Missouri 440 (4) $126,770 0.017%
California 820 (4) $119,940 0.006%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Billings, MT MSA 50 (7) (7) 0.068%
Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA 240 (7) (7) 0.043%
Boise City, ID MSA 80 (4) $44,310 0.033%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 370 (4) $170,700 0.030%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 60 (4) $31,070 0.030%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Denver, CO PMSA (7) (4) $174,740 (7)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 370 (4) $170,700 0.030%
San Diego, CA MSA 230 (4) $162,670 0.018%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA (7) (4) $162,420 (7)
Nashville, TN MSA 180 (4) $148,580 0.026%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimate not released.

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November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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