What Is the Average Salary for Bull Riders?

The average salary for a professional bull rider, as of 2015, is $30,000 annually. According to Professional Bull Riders, the corporation that manages national bull riding as a sport and entertainment, 38 of their top cowboys have earned over $1,000,000 in prizes over the course of their careers.

The top 100 cowboys of the national circuit have earned at least $400,000 apiece in career prize money; the top earner as of 2015 is Silvano Alves of Pilar do Sul, Brazil, who has collected $5,822,623 in prizes since he joined PBR in 2008. The top four members of the organization, like Alves, have each accrued over $5,000,000 in each of their careers.