How much a professional athlete makes each year depends on how well he or she does in that sport and how many sponsors and advertisers work with the athlete. A professional athlete has the potential to make millions of dollars per year.
There is no such thing as an "average" pro athlete.
If the athlete made $1,000,000 a year, they would make $2,739 a day. But really it depends on the Athlete.
It depends on how much money the team pays the player
Approx £35,000 in sponsorship from NAIOUK
In the NFL the lowest a player can be paid is 230,000 dollars a year or season.
The average income of a professional athlete varies by sport, time played and performance, For example in the NHL a first year player is signed to a contract of $350000 a year for 3 years, after that the player can be signed to a much larger contract based on their performance. By the time a player reaches their tenth year with good play they can have a contract of $10,000,000 a year or more if they are good enough.
Tiger Woods began his professional golf career at 20.
A professional athlete will usually get paid anywhere from 100k to 20 million dollars a year. The average is probably a little less than a million.
some famous athletes like Lisa Leslie make around 500,000 a year and plus
$600-$900 thousand a year
Starting salary for professional athlete is $500,000 a year on average.