On average, a teenage golf caddy can earn $100 to $120 carrying two bags for 18 holes, referred to as a “loop.” Assuming a “loop” takes around 4 hours, the hourly pay breaks down to $20-$30 per hour.
However, the real money in caddying is in the tips.
Do a good job, and a golf caddy can double his or her pay.
Do caddies make good money?
Caddies working for the pros make around $1,000 a week, plus a percentage of tournament purses when their player places. The better the finish, the better the compensation. Usually, the caddie’s portion of the winnings ranges between five and ten percent (source).
How old do you have to be to be a caddy?
Golf course managers or head pros will typically be college graduates — in their early 20s, at least — while other positions at courses may be filled by 18-year-old high school grads. The youngest workers you’re likely to find at a golf course will be caddies. Many teenagers work as caddies on weekends.
How much do caddies make?
Former PGA Tour caddie Alfred “Rabbit” Dyer says that caddies may earn salaries of $2,000 per week, while “Forbes” magazine reports that PGA Tour caddies typically receive about $1,000 each week. The magazine said in a 2007 article that Steve Williams, then caddying for Tiger Woods, earned $1.27 million in 2006.
Do caddies get paid hourly?
But when there’s work the pay is good, and in cash. Most clubs set a flat caddying fee per round, but the real pay comes from tips. Most caddies say they earn an average of about $120 for carrying two bags 18 holes.