Sports Management


  1. Completion of a 4 year degree
  2. Sports Management in professional and minor league associations usually require Master’s degree.

Sports Management is a very competitive career field. Salaries in the Sports Management career field range from $18,000 to $200,000.  Educational institutions and salary: $18,000-$25,000; General Manager for Minor League and salary: $62,500; and Vice-President of Marketing in Major League and salary: $114,444.

The sports management field has grown drastically over the past several years. The sports management field requires highly educated and trained professionals. Several of the careers that sports management offers require an individual to have hands on experience. This can be reached by doing internships with companies, organizations, non-profits and educational systems. Some examples of sport’s management careers are:

      • Athletic administration
      • Fitness management
      • Sporting goods
      • Sports agents
      • Arena management
      • Interscholastic athletic administration
      • Program directors in community sport programs
      • Marketing and promotions director
      • Academic services for student-athletics
      • Corporate sales director
      • Director of ticketing and finance
      • Sporting goods sales representative
      • Intramural director of campus recreation
      • Facilities coordinator
      • Athletic director
      • Compliance director
      • Athletic business manager
      • Fitness facility manager
      • Sports marketer
      • Sports information director
      • Compliance officer
      • Game day operations director
      • Director of ticket operations
      • Director of fundraising and development
      • Professor of sport management


Info obtained from: U.S. Department of Labor
This information was collected by Iris Bahr-Winslow, Jennifer Breneman, Allen Brooks, Emily Schneider, Candy Walls, and Ebony Williams.