How do you become a professional sports agent?
Since the sports industry is extremely competitive, sports agents typically hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as sport management. Top agents typically hold a master’s degree and many have a law degree. At NC State’s College of Natural Resources, we offer an undergraduate program in sport management.
How much does an athlete pay an agent?
Generally, a sports agent earns between 4 and 10 percent of an athlete’s playing contract, though some leagues place limits on what percentage an agent can charge in commission. For example, the National Football League states that an agent can’t receive more than 3 percent of player salaries.
How do athletes get an agent?
The simple answer is that agents on the market to find clients are going to need to have other connections. The more reliable the connection, the better. Most commonly, sports agents will work directly with area scouts who have been ranking athletes since middle school and watching talent levels take-off in college.
What do sports agents look for?
Being a sports agents requires you to have an immense amount of knowledge about the athletes you represent, the sports and marketing industries, communications and human psychology. It also requires the ability to connect deeply with both individual athletes and huge brands.
How many hours do sports agents work?
There is no typical work schedule for sports agents. Most work at least 40 hours a week and regularly work well over 40 hours in a given week. Evening and weekend work are commonly required.
How can I email Michael Jordan?
Email Michael Jordan at [email protected].
What is the average salary of a sports agent?
Sports Agent Salary. While a few agents can make millions representing high-profile athletes who sign contracts worth tens of millions of dollars, most agents are working with athletes on a smaller scale. Median Annual Salary: $59,829. Top 10% Annual Salary: $90,000. Bottom 10% Annual Salary: $27,000.
What are the education requirements for sports agent?
Earn a bachelors degree in an applicable field
How to become certified sports agent?
Read,understand and agree to the MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents;
How to be successful as sports agent?