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Athletes and Sports Competitors

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $97,894
Statewide median: $50,436.96


Wages for Athletes and Sports Competitors *

Area Low Median High
$46,408.00 $97,893.00 $223,814.00
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$69,262.00 $87,115.00 >$208,000

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 130 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Athletes and Sports Competitors most often work?


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 204 new Athletes and Sports Competitors to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Athletes and Sports Competitors
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 16,700 23,000 6,300 38%
Minnesota 105 140 35 33.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 61 86 25 41%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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