Coach and Scout Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage N/A N/A N/A
Annual Wage $17,300 $29,200 $66,800
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Coaches and Scouts provide instruction, guidance, and coaching to teams or individuals in basic sports skills. This involves demonstrating certain skills, techniques, and participation methods, as well as providing feedback to help players improve their abilities. They may be responsible for assessing and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of prospective team members during the recruiting process, or as a means of training athletes for competitions. In some professional settings, coaches are required to hold teaching degrees.

The median annual wage for coaches and scouts is approximately $28,400. The lowest ten percent of coaches and scouts earn less than $17,300 a year, while the top ten percent earn more than $66,000 a year.

For the top five industries where coaches and scouts are employed, the median annual salaries are as follows:

Higher education institutions $40,000
Amusement and recreation industies $30,400
Other schools $26,100
Grantmaking, professional, religious and similar organizations $22,800
Elementary and secondary schools $22,200
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