Sports Equipment Managers

Sports equipment managers are responsible for maintaining, ordering, and inventorying athletic equipment and apparel. They deal with everything from fitting football shoulder pads to sharpening hockey skates to doing the team's laundry. There are more than 800 equipment managers employed in the United States, with the majority working for collegiate and high school teams.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Maintain, order, and inventory athletic equipment and apparel for high school, college, and professional sports teams
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
Experience Experience as an assistant equipment manager required
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Athletic Director
  • Equipment Manager, Professional Sports Team
  • Equipment Manager, College Sports Team
  • Equipment Manager, High School
  • Assistant Equipment Manager

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