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How Much Does a Sports Director Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$44,000
$26,000
$44,000
$75,000
Sports directors in the United States make an average salary of $44,369 per year or $21.33 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, California, Oregon, and New Jersey provide the highest sports director salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Eugene, OR
$83,353
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Where Sports Directors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where sports directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Sports Directors Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a sports director is roughly $44,369 per year, which boils down to $21.33 per hour. Interestingly enough, sports directors have the highest salaries in Eugene, OR at about $83,353 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Eugene, OR is $42,000. Additionally, sports directors make more than the average salary in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Naperville, IL, Westport, CT, and Fort Worth, TX. On a more broad level, sports director salaries are highest in Alaska, Washington, California, Oregon, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York. On the contrary, Iowa, Arizona, and North Carolina offer the lowest sports director salaries.
City
Average Salary

Eugene, OR

Salary Range58k - 118k$83k$83,353

Los Angeles, CA

Salary Range56k - 119k$82k$82,258

New York, NY

Salary Range45k - 97k$67k$67,052

Naperville, IL

Salary Range46k - 91k$65k$65,140

Westport, CT

Salary Range40k - 85k$59k$58,649

Fort Worth, TX

Salary Range40k - 80k$57k$57,342

Springfield, MO

Salary Range37k - 74k$53k$52,876

Cranberry, PA

Salary Range36k - 75k$53k$52,547

Tampa, FL

Salary Range35k - 71k$51k$50,680

Green Bay, WI

Salary Range36k - 70k$51k$50,515
$28k
$119k

High Paying Sports Director Jobs

Which Companies Pay Sports Directors The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Tegna and UPMC as they offer the highest salaries for sports directors.
Company
Average Salary
Tegna
Salary Range77k - 102k$89k$88,884
UPMC
Salary Range71k - 109k$89k$88,787
University of Oregon
Salary Range76k - 97k$86k$86,460
EAS Holdings
Salary Range66k - 110k$86k$85,689
Gray Television
Salary Range70k - 92k$81k$80,956
Adidas North America
Salary Range64k - 98k$80k$80,027
Univision Television Group
Salary Range60k - 79k$69k$69,086
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Salary Range55k - 74k$65k$64,581
University of California Press
Salary Range53k - 73k$63k$62,591
University of West Georgia
Salary Range51k - 70k$60k$60,024
$34k
$110k

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Sports Director Salary History

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    Recently Added Sports Director Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
    Director of Sport Performance
    Director of Sport Performance
    Director of Sport Performance
    Pueblo, CO
    Pueblo, CO
    02/26/2020
    02/26/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    02/26/2020
    Sports Director
    Sports Director
    Norfolk, VA
    Norfolk, VA
    10/31/2019
    10/31/2019
    $35,538
    $35,538
    10/31/2019
    Sports Director
    Sports Director
    Wichita, KS
    Wichita, KS
    10/31/2019
    10/31/2019
    $35,124
    $35,124
    10/31/2019
    Sports Director
    Sports Director
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Colorado Springs, CO
    10/31/2019
    10/31/2019
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/31/2019
    Sports Director
    Sports Director
    Champaign, IL
    Champaign, IL
    10/31/2019
    10/31/2019
    $35,000
    $35,000
    10/31/2019
    Sports Director
    Sports Director
    Perrysburg, OH
    Perrysburg, OH
    09/30/2019
    09/30/2019
    $30,000
    $30,000
    09/30/2019
    Sports Director
    Sports Director
    Dallas, TX
    Dallas, TX
    09/30/2019
    09/30/2019
    $40,345
    $40,345
    09/30/2019
    Director, Sport & Competition
    Director, Sport & Competition
    Fountain Valley, CA
    Fountain Valley, CA
    09/05/2019
    09/05/2019
    $70,000
    $70,000
    09/05/2019
    Sports Director
    Sports Director
    Newark, OH
    Newark, OH
    08/31/2019
    08/31/2019
    $40,000
    $40,000
    08/31/2019
    Sports Director
    Sports Director
    New Bern, NC
    New Bern, NC
    08/31/2019
    08/31/2019
    $36,300
    $36,300
    08/31/2019