Barry Lefkowitz is the executive director of the East Coast Ticket Brokers
Association. He says average ticket brokers gross $1 million to $3 million
a year. However, that's not all profit. Self-employed brokers must pay expenses
and staff before they can draw a salary. Entry-level brokers working for a
company may earn a base salary and commission.
"Generally, entry-level brokers starting with little or no experience start
with a flat base salary of $22,000 to $25,000 a year. Experienced brokers
can net a final yearly income in the $50,000 to $65,000 range," explains ticket
broker Karl Roes.
As long as there are concerts, sports events and plays, there will be ticket
brokers. Folks will always need last-minute tickets.
"Employment trends are stable," says Lefkowitz. "If anything, I've gotten
a large amount of calls within the last six months from people wanting to
start their own business."
Earnings and employment information from the U.S. Department of Labor is
not available for this field at this time.