Sports Agent Salaries

Q: How much money can I make as a sports agent? Will I see a return on my $1,450 investment?

A: In the Sports Agent business, the saying goes "you get paid when your athlete gets paid." The amount agents make varies with the athletes they sign. Successful sports agents can make over a million dollars per year.

Sports Management Worldwide provides the academic foundation to help those interested in a career as a sports agent. We believe that with some hard work and networking, everyone who takes our course has the opportunity to see return on their investment.

Athlete's Yearly Salary:

Sport: Low: High: Agent Advisor Commission:
National Football League (NFL) $375,000 $20,000,000 $11,250 - $600,000
Arena Football League (AFL) $400 per game $8,000 for entire season $240
Canadian Football League (CFL) $43,000 $500,000 $1,290 - $15,000
United Football League (UFL) $40,000    $1,200
National Basketball Assoc. (NBA) $473,000 $28,000,000 $9,460 - $1,120,000
National Basketball Development League (NBDL) $25,000 $50,000 $1,000-$2,000
Europe Basketball 1st Division (Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, Russia) $100,000 $2,000,000 $10,000 - $200,000
Europe Basketball 2nd Division (Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, Russia) $25,000 $100,000 $2,500 - $10,000
Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) $52,000 $103,000  $2,600 - $5,175
Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) $25,000 $2,000,000 $2,500 - $200,000
Major League Baseball* (MLB) $400,000 $32,000,000 $16,000 - $1,280,000
Minor League Baseball (USA, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela, Japan) $10,000  $30,000  $1,000-$1,500
National Hockey League (NHL) $525,000 $12,000,000 $21,000 - $480,000
Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) $100,000 $4,500,000 $5,000-$225,000
Minor League Hockey $10,000 $200,000 $400 - $20,000
Major League Soccer** (MLS) $32,604 $6,500,000 $1,304 - $260,000
English Football/Soccer Premier League £24,000 £11,000,000 £1200 - £550,000
English Football/Soccer Championship  £20,000  £235,000  £1000 - £11,500
English Football/Soccer League 1 £15,000 £67,850 £750 - £3,392
English Football/Soccer League 2 £12,000 £49,600 £600 - £2480
Cricket - England County £10,300 £80,000 £515 - £4,000
Cricket - International £25,000 £400,000 £1250 - £20,000
Cricket - Indian Premier League $20,000 $2,400,000 $1,000 - $120,000
Rugby - Premier League Rugby (England) £5,000 £350,000 £250 - £17,500
Rugby - Top 14 (France) $15,000 $1,200,000 $7,500-60,000
Mixed Martial Arts
(MMA, UFC/Strikeforce)
 $5,000 per fight  $1,500,000 per fight

Potential bonus:

Knockout of the night:$60-80,000
Submission of the night: $60-$80,000
Fight of the night: $60-$80,000

$250-$75,000

Australian Football League $227,000 $1,200,000  
Motorsports (F1, NASCAR, NHRA, IRL)      

 

*New York Yankee Player Salaries for 2011 (Click here to download a one page list of NY Yankees salaries for 2011)

**Major League Soccer Player Salaries as of May 1, 2011 (Click here to download a eleven page list of MLS Players salaries)