Sport & Recreation Management Careers

Sport ManagementWellness Center General Manager

CoachingUMC Sport and Recreation Management Coaching Career Option 2

Youth Services/Development



Potential Employers


Salaries and Career Opportunities

There are several avenues to enter into the sport management field and annual wage varies depending on the specific sport field, job title, and responsibilities. The median wage for manager-level positions with professional sports teams ranges from $65,000 - $125,000. However, median wage for entry-level positions range from $35,000 - $42,000. The median wage for coaches and scouts in 2010 was $28,340. The median wage for athletes and sports competitors in 2010 was $43,740.

Sources: Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal and Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition.