How Much Does a Pro Snowboarder Make in a Year?

How Much Does a Pro Snowboarder Make in a Year?

The salary for a pro snowboarder varies greatly based on the individual's sponsorships, abilities and popularity; it can range anywhere from less than $1,000 a month to an annual salary in the millions. As of 2015, the average salary for a pro snowboarder is approximately $18,000 a year.

Pro snowboarders earn make money in various ways, such as competing in competitions, participating in demonstrations, being present at photo ops and utilizing sponsorships. For a snowboarder to receive a paid sponsorship, he or she needs to be a widely recognized name.

Snowboarders are also able to make money by designing their own products by receiving a percentage of each sale. Others give snowboarding lessons and hold clinics to supplement their income.