Athletes

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Athletes participate in competitive sports events on an amateur or professional basis. They play team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and lacrosse; or compete in individual sports such as skiing, figure skating, boxing or track and field; or in games such as poker or chess. Athletes are employed by professional team organizations or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Amateur Athlete
  • Archer
  • Athlete
  • Automobile Racer
  • Badminton Player
  • Baseball Player
  • Basketball Player
  • Billiard Player
  • Bowler
  • Boxer
  • Canoeist
  • Chess Player
  • Chuckwagon Driver
  • Chuckwagon Racer - Stampede
  • Competitor - Chess
  • Competitor - Gambling
  • Coxswain
  • Curler
  • Cyclist
  • Demolition Driver
  • Discus Thrower
  • Diver - Olympic Sport
  • Fencer
  • Figure Skater
  • Football Player
  • Footballer
  • Gamer - Video Games
  • Golf Player
  • Golfer
  • Gymnast
  • Hammer Thrower
  • Handball Player
  • Harness Race Driver
  • Harness Racing Driver
  • Helmsman - Sports
  • Hockey Player
  • Javelin Thrower
  • Jockey
  • Judoka
  • Jumper
  • Pentathlete
  • Ping-pong Player
  • Poker Player
  • Prize Fighter
  • Professional Athlete
  • Professional Boxer
  • Professional Pool Player
  • Professional Sportsman/woman
  • Race Car Driver
  • Rider
  • Rodeo Performer
  • Rower
  • Sailboarder
  • Short-distance Runner
  • Shot Put
  • Skater
  • Skier
  • Snowboarder
  • Soccer Player
  • Sprinter
  • Stampede Performer
  • Stampede Racer
  • Standardbred Pacer
  • Stock Car Racer
  • Sulky Driver
  • Swimmer
  • Table Tennis Player
  • Tennis Player
  • Track Athlete
  • Volleyball Player
  • Water-polo Player
  • Weight-lifter
  • Wrestler
  • Athlete
  • Baseball Player
  • Boxer
  • Figure Skater
  • Football Player
  • Golfer
  • Harness Race Driver
  • Hockey Player
  • Jockey
  • Professional Athlete
  • Skier
  • Sprinter
  • Track Athlete
  • Competitor - Gambling
  • Gamer - Video Games

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for athletes.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for athletes.

Sex Median Income
Male $0
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (24 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for athletes.

$30,000.00
Lowest Observed
$150,000.00
Highest Observed
$40,950.00
25th Percentile
$59,885.71
Average
$50,825.00
Median
$70,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for athletes

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 0
35 to 44 years 0
45 to 54 years 0
55 to 64 years 0
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 20
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for athletes. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 10
Part Time 0
Total 10
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for athletes. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 10
Female 10
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for athletes. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 15
Self Employed 10
Total 25
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for athletes. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 10
Unemployed 10
Total 20
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for athletes. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 10
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 0
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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