A long snapper is an essential player in American football. He's responsible for "snapping" the football back to a catcher during a punt or kick. Because the movement requires a great deal of precision, speed and ball rotation from an awkward angle, long snappers are specialist players. They also don't command as high a salary as other positions, according to The Phinsider, which makes them desirable players to acquire.
Long Snapper Salary
The Phinsider reports that in 2014 the median income for a long snapper in the National Football League was $730,000 a year. The highest salary for a long snapper that year was $1.1 million. These may sound like good numbers, but they pale a bit when compared to other players' salaries. In 2013, for instance, offensive linemen averaged $1.8 million a year, according to Sports Illustrated. Defensive ends earned an average of $2.6 million and quarterbacks averaged $3.8 million a year.
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