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How much do professional lacrosse players get paid?

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As of 2012, professional lacrosse players make between $10,000 and $25,000 per season, according to "The Wall Street Journal." However, Lacrosse Allstars claims that this number is inflated and that the average professional lacrosse player makes far less annually. Professional lacrosse players are part-time athletes that typically work day jobs in addition to playing lacrosse.

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How much do professional lacrosse players get paid?
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Major League Lacrosse, the United States' professional lacrosse league, consists of 200 players who generally practice once a week in the summer and play a limited number of games during the professional season. Many of the players are recent college graduates and former collegiate athletes. The vast majority of professional lacrosse players have full-time jobs, many of them related to Lacrosse. Some players build profitable brands around their names, while others work for Lacrosse equipment and apparel companies. A number of players also work in the corporate world, in industries such as finance and law, though this number has declined since the league began in 2001. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, Lacrosse is one of the country's fastest growing sports, and the game has benefited from continuously increasingly funds, allowing more players to make a living in the lacrosse industry. In 2011, only 10 percent of players held corporate jobs, down from around 40 percent when the league opened in 2001.


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