Let’s not lie, many people want to be agents because of the possible high salary that comes along with the job. Let’s also be be clear, though, that it is very hard to be one of the few Sports Agents with a list of top clients that gross you a good amount of money. One thing that a future Agent may want to look at is the annual average salary growth in the major sports leagues in America since 1990. The graph below was taken from Economist.com
The growth of salaries in a sport means that Agents on average will make more money on average per contract (assuming that percentage of compensation is static). At the same time, though, the NFL has the highest total revenues of all four major sports. It may be a more secure sport to enter into as an Agent than the others which have seen player salaries rise at a higher rate.
Also, the raise in player salaries should be looked at alongside the salary caps in the 4 sports. It seems that contracts in baseball will always be much larger than in the other major American sports.
[tags]sports salary, sports agent, salary cap, sports, nfl[/tags]