What Is a Professional Baseball Scout’s Salary?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for baseball scouts in 2012 was $28,360 per year. College-level scouts earned the most, with a median wage of $39,960.

The bottom 10 percent of baseball scouts earned less than $17,210 in 2012, and the highest 10 percent made more than $65,910. Scouts and coaches in Arkansas had the highest median wage at $45,800 per year, while those in Maine made a median wage of $18,100. MLB scouts for Florida’s St. Petersburg College earned between $15,000 and $100,000, based on experience, skill and the scout’s record of discovering great players. Major League Baseball teams each hire their own talent and advance scouts.