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View Poll Results: What is the average salary of a professional poker player
$0 - $25k 473 24.03%
$25k - $50k 560 28.46%
$50 - $75k 479 24.34%
$75k - $120k 289 14.68%
$120k - $250k 97 4.93%
$250k+ 70 3.56%
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Average salary of a professional poker player

Im not sure if this is the best place to post this but it seems just as good as any. My question to the forum is, what do you think the average salary of a professional poker player is? and by professional, i mean someones whos main source of income is from playing poker.

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Old 01-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

probably 10k
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #3
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

Expect a raft of serious answers.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #4
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

depends if you count those fat smelly guys @ the casino who claim they're pros. or the young hot shots who play every hand and are terrible but yet critique everyones play @ the table.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:42 PM   #5
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

I read in card player that the average pro makes $650 a day
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:44 PM   #6
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

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I read in card player that the average pro makes $650 a day
based on what evidence? Pulling a number out of a hat?
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #7
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

My goal is two hundred a day...for now that is a reasonable goal that I acheive without to much risk to my bankroll.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #8
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

Well pretty much all the pros have red name status which means they get 150% rakeback and an hourly as well as the 1+mm they make in the games a year. Its a pretty idiotic posting such low boundaries, how do you expect me to answer
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:51 PM   #9
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

This question is ridiculous.
There are probably tons of unemployed people making less than 10k.

But that doesn't count does it?
Because the whole idea of being a pro is itself defined by the amount of money you make.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:54 PM   #10
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

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My goal is two hundred a day...for now that is a reasonable goal that I acheive without to much risk to my bankroll.
I like it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:04 PM   #11
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

Basically, you have a few people who make $1m+ and a lot of bums who make like $20k. The average is somewhere in the middle but im not sure where
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #12
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

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This question is ridiculous.
There are probably tons of unemployed people making less than 10k.

But that doesn't count does it?
Because the whole idea of being a pro is itself defined by the amount of money you make.
Surely being a 'pro' means you rely on poker as 100% of your income. Not neccessarily meaning you sit at high stakes etc, sponsored and all that ****. The term is used too loosely now, esp online, and every1 seems to think when u say 'pro', it means a player who makes hundreds of thousands a year; lives the dream in Vegas, doesn't grind etc. Bullsh*t imo.

Personally, I think you can call all regular grinders on every site/live w/e stakes professionals, these guys grind for hours on end, play over a million hands a year and do not receive the recognition they deserve. I think a typical salary of a pro player playing NLHE would be in the range of 50-75k, which you can't really complain about.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #13
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

Do you know what the word "salary" means?

You're talking about income, but even then its more a question of people's definition of what a "pro" is than anything else. Do you count every kid in college playing micros with a small edge, etc?
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:07 PM   #14
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It depends on the stakes they play and their competence.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:09 PM   #15
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

I don't have a salary I am comissioned only, and 48k a year is good for me. I set my own schedule, do what I want, and am happy.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:10 PM   #16
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Do you know what the word "salary" means?
i agree, lads a salary is a consistent wage that is not dependant on the amount of hours one does. if one works more or less than the weekly requirement it make no difference once the work is done.

think wage is better for this thread. lol
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:20 PM   #17
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

average between the top earners? everyone who thinks they a pro? factor in the pros who are going busto?

there is obv no way to tell
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:22 PM   #18
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Basically, you have a few people who make $1m+ and a lot of bums who make like $20k. The average is somewhere in the middle but im not sure where
damn bro! you do suck!
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:28 PM   #19
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

In all honesty the average is pretty close to $0 when you factor in all the 22 year old "pros" who are slowly losing their savings and only manage to get by because they simply have nothing in terms of a monthly nut. I don't think this is what the OP meant, though. In terms of true pros, it could easily be six figures (inflated obviously by the very high incomes of online multitablers who crush the game, or people who've won major events, etc).
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:31 PM   #20
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

0-25k, ainec
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:41 PM   #21
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

ummm are we talking month or year?

if we are talking month i guess 0-25K...

most pro's are probably not highrollers by far...
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:57 PM   #22
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

I'd much rather know the mean.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:07 PM   #23
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

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Basically, you have a few people who make $1m+
and a lot of bums who make like $20k.
I would be a bum and three quarters by definition.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:08 PM   #24
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I'd much rather know the mean.
op: What is the average income of a pro poker player?
You: I would rather know the mean.

Me: The average is the mean
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:37 PM   #25
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Re: Average salary of a professional poker player

If you buy 2 plus 2 books and post in this forum you make $,$$$,$$$.
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