How Much Does A PGA Pro Make?

According to the PGA of America’s compensation survey for 2010, PGA head pros made a median of $68,600, with the range from $40,000 to $140,000.

Assistant pros who are full PGA members made a median of $37,000, ranging from $22,000 to $59,000.

How much does a pro at a golf course make?

“A golf pro can have a small base salary of $25,000 to $40,000 but make many times that amount when all is said and done. It’s an area where most people have little idea at all of what their pro earns, with estimates as much as $10,000 to $100,000 off,” Sibbald said.

How much do PGA Tour players make?

Average total Tour earnings: $2,000,000. Average total non-tournament earnings: $700,000. Average total outlay: $554,000.

Do pro golfers pay their own expenses?

Yes, they do. And it can be pretty expensive. Some estimates place the annual expenditures on travel (including room and board) at upwards of $200,000 for a golfer who plays in events worldwide. In addition, pro golfers also have to pay their caddies each week.

What does it take to be a PGA professional?

To be a PGA Golf Professional means you’re a certified member of the Professional Golfers’ Association. You must meet these certain requirements for eligibility to enroll in the PGA’s program: Pass the Player Ability Test (playing 36 holes in one day with a specific score) Take qualifying courses and pass a test.