It is the Other Way Around Many athletes get paid millions of dollars just to run around the field or court while doctors get paid thousands of dollars. It’s the other way around. The doctors, lawyers and other job you need a good education in should get paid millions of dollars. It would be nice if athletes would get paid less than those people. The Sports Industry, specifically in the United States, is composed of multiple sports with multiple franchises that cumulatively bring in billions of dollars per year.
With all of the money earned from ticket sales, merchandising, and endorsement, it is easy for the lowest paid players in leagues to still make hundreds of thousands of dollars. Since there are so many petitions for professional sports, there is a huge sum of money invested into each franchise. Some athletes are paid amounts that seem exorbitant. “Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 Pick in the 2009 Draft, was selected by the Detroit Lions and given a six-year, $41. 7 million deal with a total value of $78 million. ” (Clayton)
While the athletes are out playing sports, the doctors are in the lab saving someone life. Even though it is not entertaining to watch someone in the emergency room, but it is entertaining to watch sports television. Athletes sign contracts and they a guaranteed to get that money. When the athletes get injured they are still getting paid. For instance if the doctor is sick they don’t get paid for the day they was sick. Another reason why athletes get paid more is because the players are at a high demand and they are hard to find.
Doctors are a high demand too; many people do not spend money to go see them. “A professional football player makes $18 million on their check. With 5-9 years of experience, the average orthopedic surgeon salary in $144,421. ” (Lee) The athletes get paid from the fans. The fans spend lots of money to go see the games. Those numbers are a big difference. That is why the salary supposed to be the other way around. The soldiers are the lowest paid job while risking your life. An athlete salary is 3 times more than a soldier salary. The soldiers are in different ountries fighting for their country; families have to worry about are they are going to come home or not. The athletes are entertaining people on television getting paid millions of dollars and the soldiers are risking their life for our country and getting paid “kibbles and bits”. Many athletes do not have any college education. For example, Kobe Bryant went to the NBA with no college education. Now Kobe is getting paid millions of dollars. Teachers on the other hand have good degrees and are getting paid like an average person.
They went to school for at least 8 years for their PHD; some of them are not getting paid enough. Lawyers get paid good money. They don’t get paid as much as a baseball player. An average lawyer makes about less than $77,000, and the bottom ten-percent earn $55,000 or less a year. Lots of people think that lawyers make good money. Compare to the baseball players the lawyers look an average person with their money. Baseball player earn at least over 1 million a year. For example, a pro baseball player takes in $25 million a year.
That is 3 times more than what an average lawyer make a year. The highest a professional hockey player makes a year is $13 million. “The lowest hockey players make is $450k. Last year an average hockey player made $1,886,829. 27. ” (admin)Compare that to a paramedic that is a lot. A paramedic makes $29,300 a year. It doesn’t make since how professional players make so much money and they are not saving no one’s life or fighting for our country. The most paid athlete is Tiger Woods. He is a professional golf player. Tiger Woods earn over $50 million in two years.
Tiger Woods earned $75 million over the past 12 months, easily outdistancing second-ranked Kobe Bryant, who made $53 million. Also, Tiger Woods signed with Nike and that is a $40 million deal. That is a lot of money for playing golf. In golf you can’t even get hurt. Actors make a lot of money too. For example movie star Daniel Radcliffe off of Harry Potter made $43 million for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That is too much money for a young actor to make for two movies.
Daniel Radcliffe makes way more money than a doctor, teacher, lawyer, and a paramedic put together off those two movies. One of the richest African American actors is Will Smith. He made $29 million. $20 million was from the movie “Men in Black III. ” He made $5. 5 million for the movie “Karate Kid” and $3. 5 million for older movies. The second richest African American is Tyler Perry. In 2010 his earning was $25 million. Tyler Perry made $13 million for “Why Did I Get Married Too? ” Also, he made $8 million for “I Can Do Bad All by Myself”, $2 million for the movie “Precious”, and he made $2 million for his older films.
Rappers on the other hand do not make that much money like athletes and movie stars. For example, the rapper Nicki Minaj makes 35k. The rapper that makes the most is T. I. and he makes 110k. The rapper that makes the lowest money is Case and he makes 5. 5k. Rappers salary is not that bigger than doctors and lawyers. The rapper salary is larger than U. S. troop, teachers, and paramedics. Athletes, actors, and rappers should not make millions of dollars a year and doctors, lawyers, and teachers make “kibbles and bits” a year. It should be the other way around.