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06-11-2008, 06:54 PM
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Scouts, how much do they make?

Is there a limit to how much scouts can be paid?
Is there a limit as to how many scouts a team may employ at a time?

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No and no.
Depends how high up you are, but if you're thinking something like $100,000+ then as far as I know, no.

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It depends, but I can say that I make around $60,000.

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Hakan Anderson of the Red Wings makes close to $400k/yr.

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Hakan Anderson of the Red Wings makes close to $400k/yr.
that's money well spent.

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Hakan Anderson of the Red Wings makes close to $400k/yr.
Thats a nice salary. I would take it.

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It depends, but I can say that I make around $60,000.
Quickly, divulge which team you work for! I demand it!

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who wouldn't love to be a scout?

that and GM would probably be the best jobs ever

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who wouldn't love to be a scout?

that and GM would probably be the best jobs ever
I think playing in the big show would be the best job ever, but since that isn;t happening I'd agree with you. Being paid to watch hockey is brilliant. Something I will heavily persue in the future, no doubt in my mind. Everyone, meet the next Ken Holland. Give me 12 years.

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who wouldn't love to be a scout?

that and GM would probably be the best jobs ever
A lot of people most likely. While getting paid to watch and analyze hockey is my dream job there are aspects of scouting that many people would find difficult.

You're always on the road, very little time with your family. Also, some scouts get burnt out on trying to find holes in players' games. It becomes a pessimistic way to look at a sport they love for many of those guys.

Also, unless you're at the higher levels the pay is rarely enough to be a full time job.

GMs tasks are a bit different.

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It depends, but I can say that I make around $60,000.
Wow--id say IF you are a scout your team isnt doing so hot--seeing as you have time to post over 5k posts

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It depends, but I can say that I make around $60,000.

is that you Ron Delorme?

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Hakan mentioned in a recent article that scouts make "60 to 120K".

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Hakan Anderson of the Red Wings makes close to $400k/yr.
How long has he been doing it for?

Wow, thats more then a AHL player.

off topic but NHL linesmen make around 100k a year.

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Hakan Anderson of the Red Wings makes close to $400k/yr.
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How long has he been doing it for?

Wow, thats more then a AHL player.
How much they make depends a lot on what kind of teams they work with, how large their area is, how many games they have cover, their seniority and of course how good they are.

Andersson has worked for the wings since -89 and is director of european scouting with an almost flawless track record (and his name on 4 cups).

So it's not that odd that he makes a decent amount of money and a fair deal more than your average regional junior scout.

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I know a handful of regional guys that either do it for free or get paid if one of their players is drafted/signed, plus expenses. Obviously, the bigger full-time guys make money to live on, but those usually are jobs you walk directly into.

It's not really the profession to get rich off of and guys like Anderson (and I would assume Conte in New Jersey as well) are exceptions not rules, making money because they are that good.

Going by Gare Joyce's book, a lot of scouts operate on one-year contracts and every year are judged based on the work they do.

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Scouts

The salaries and conditions described are NHL level. Significant drop afterwards.

The QMJHL or Midget AAA are rarely fulltime jobs so they hold regular jobs, use public transit or mooch rides. There are many oldtimers who simply love hockey and do it more as a hobby than a job.

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Being paid to watch hockey is brilliant.
There is a lot of terrible hockey players out there. Scouts have to watch many guys just so they can scratch them off their list. Imagine traveling all day and sleeping in a bad hotel just so you can determine that a guy has no future in the NHL. It can be a rough life after a few years.

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Andersson has worked for the wings since -89 and is director of european scouting with an almost flawless track record (and his name on 4 cups).
Andersson has a strong track record, but hardly "flawless", if he knew how great Datsyuk and Zetterberg would become the Wings would not have risked waiting until the late rounds to take them, they would have been much higher on the Detroit list--something people always seem to forget.

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