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.


Quick Facts
Duties Maintain, order, and inventory athletic equipment and apparel for high school, college, and professional sports teams
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
Experience Experience as an assistant equipment manager required
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements Must be at least 21 years of age for certification
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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