Are Professional Athletes Overpaid?

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Are Professional Athletes Overpaid?

Mackenzie Marshall, Sports Writer

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For a very long time, professional athletes have been some of the highest paid people in the world. The average salary for a pro football player is $630,000 a year. The average American makes about $56,000 a year. Should these athletes really get paid this much, when hard working average people make less than one-eighth of that?

To be fair, professional athletes do put in a lot of work to get into the position that they are in. Becoming a pro takes a certain level of skill and dedication, that most will never achieve. The amount they get paid is definitely fair considering the motivation they have for their sport. Most athletes have spent their entire lives preparing to become a professional athlete, the money is just the reward at the end of a long journey.