Sport Administration Careers, Cincinnati Online

Three male Cincinnati sport administration student smile and pose together inside a lounge area in Nippert Stadium.

Graduates of this Cincinnati Online master’s degree program obtain the necessary skills and knowledge needed to work as leaders in the various levels of intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, as well as the facility and event management field.

Graduates can work in a variety of sports administration careers, including high-level positions in recreation and event management, school athletics, and professional athletics. Various job titles include the following:

  • Athletic/associate athletic directors
  • Media relations director
  • Facility manager
  • Tournament/event director
  • Director of operations

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), sport administration jobs are expected to increase by 23% by 2018.

National Sport Administration Salary/Wage Estimates for Agents and Business Managers of Athletes

Percentile

10%

25%

50%

(Median)

75%

90%

Hourly Wage

$13.49

$19.27

$30.26

$53.54

+/- $90.00

Annual Wage (1)

$28,060

$40,080

$62,940

$111,370

+/- $187,200

Figure 1. National wage estimates for Agents and Business Managers of Athletes. Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131011.htm.

(1). Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.