How Much Money Do Professional Bowlers Make?

How Much Money Do Professional Bowlers Make?

How Much Money Do Professional Bowlers Make?

The Professional Bowler's Association reported earnings for the 2011 to 2012 season ranging from $100 to $140,250. Earnings are based on performance in PBA tournaments, and three bowlers during this period received more than $100,000 for their efforts.

Participation in PBA tournaments is dependent upon membership in the association. Bowlers may become eligible for membership by achieving a minimum 200 average in the most recent league season while participating in at least 36 games in the respective league. Bowlers can also qualify by having at least a 190 average in a sanctioned USBC league. A membership fee is required, enabling bowlers to participate in tournaments.