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Collegiate Athletics Job Market: May 2024 By the Numbers

Discover the latest trends in collegiate athletics job postings for May 2024. Dive into detailed stats and insights on coaching and administration opportunities.

Intercollegiate’s extensive database features every job posting in collegiate athletics, and we’ve compiled a “by the numbers” report to showcase trends from the month of May. Whether you’re a coach or an administrator, understanding these trends can help you navigate your career path more effectively.

Job Postings Overview

It’s been a busy month in the job market for coaches, as the month of May recorded the highest number of posted jobs of any month in 2024. For administrative openings, more jobs were posted in March and April than May, but there were far more coaching jobs posted this month than any other.

3,074 jobs in collegiate athletics were posted this month:

  • 1,850  in coaching
  • 1,224 in administration


From here, we’ll break down which sports and admin categories had the most openings in the month of May.

Coaching Jobs Breakdown

Of the 1,850 job openings in coaching, football and women’s basketball posted the most positions across Division I, II, and III: 

  1. Football: 182
  2. Women’s Basketball: 173
  3. Men’s Basketball: 126
  4. Soccer: 115
  5. Softball: 104
  6. Lacrosse: 102
  7. Volleyball: 101
  8. Track & Field: 93
  9. Cross Country: 64
  10. Baseball: 63

Administrative Jobs Breakdown

In administration, sports medicine posted the most jobs, followed by Facilities/Event Operations/Equipment:

  1. Sports Medicine: 346
  2. Facilities, Event Operations, and Equipment: 259
  3. Marketing, Communications, Content Creation: 194
  4. Student Services: 141
  5. Business, Finance, and HR: 69

Top Job by Salary

Intercollegiate hosts two unique features that allow us to share this data. Salary and pay details, when provided, are displayed on Intercollegiate’s site, allowing you to filter by compensation to help you find a job that meets your needs. Active and expired job posts remain visible, allowing you to see key data such as the last time a search was conducted for the respective job.

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  • How many jobs were posted in collegiate athletics in May 2024?

    • A total of 3,074 jobs were posted, with 1,850 in coaching and 1,224 in administration.

    Which coaching categories had the most job postings?

    • Football and women’s basketball led the coaching job postings with 182 and 173 jobs, respectively.

    What were the highest-paying jobs in May 2024?

    • The highest-paying job was Director of Athletics at California State University, Fresno, with a salary range of $340,000-$390,000 per year.

    How can I filter job listings by salary on Intercollegiate’s site?

    • You can filter job listings by salary using the provided salary and pay details feature on Intercollegiate’s site. This helps you find jobs that meet your financial needs.

    Why are expired job posts kept visible on the site?

    • Expired job posts remain visible to provide key data, such as the last time a search was conducted for a respective job, which can be valuable for job seekers.