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Coaches and Scouts Pay Salary

The median annual wage of coaches and scouts was $28,340 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,380, and the top 10 percent earned more than $63,720.

In May 2010, median annual wages in industries employing the largest numbers of coaches and scouts were as follows:

Colleges, universities, and professional schools$39,750
Fitness and recreational sports centers28,850
Other schools and instruction25,150
Elementary and secondary schools22,670
Civic and social organizations21,150

Coaches and scouts often work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. They usually work more than 40 hours a week for several months during the sports season, if not most of the year. Some high school coaches in educational institutions work part time, and they often coach more than one sport.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition