Should Professional Sports Be Paid More Than Other Jobs?


Elektra Lowe

Professional athletes are getting paid more than normal jobs.

What is the difference between the highest paying working job and the highest-paid athlete? The highest paying profession, an anesthesiologist, only makes about $208,000 per year. On the other hand, the highest-paid athlete, Roger Federer, makes $106.3 million a year for playing tennis.

Should Professional Sports Be Paid More Than Other Jobs?

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If Federer wins a match, he makes $6.3 million with an endorsement of $100 million. Now that’s a lot of money. Some people don’t believe that athletes should be paid more than regular jobs. However, I believe that they should be paid more. Anyone can go to college and get a degree as a doctor, or in nursing. But it takes a certain type of person to be an athlete good enough to win against other great athletes. 

Athletes have to work hard to keep in shape as well as continue to practice for future competitions. While in regular jobs, you go into your workplace clock in for the day, and can just mess around and do nothing and earn the same amount of money as someone who is working hard at your job.

I would say that professional athletes should be paid more because they have to train every day at practice to become better and also show a good game. Without these athletes, we wouldn’t have any entertainment. These athletes are getting paid a lot of money to get the best training so they can stay.

“I’m like tax. You’re going to pay one way or another.” – Shaquille O’Neal, former NBA basketball player