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[1/18/2014] NPB: Results from player surveys on second careers

by on Jan.18, 2014 @ 2:47 am, under NPB

The NPB released results from their annual player survey on second careers on Thursday.  Some of the numbers:

  • 239 players from all twelve NPB teams participated in the survey.
  • Average age: 23.4 years old
    • 18-24: 94 players
    • 23-26: 112 players
    • 27-29: 31 players
    • 30+: 2 players
  • Average number of playing years: 3.4 years
  • Background before turning pro:
    • high school: 53.4 percent
    • specialty school: 0.9 percent
    • college: 28.0 percent
    • employee/industrial league: 15.9 percent
    • other: 1.7 percent
  • Average salary: 9,446,000 yen
  • Single/Married Percent: 80.6 percent/19.4 percent
  • 73.9 percent of players are worried about their lives after retirement (up from 71.5 percent last year).  Most were worried about their income (47.4 percent) and their futures (43.1 percent).
  • The top five jobs that players wanted to try after retirement:
    1. high school coach - 19.5 percent (up from 15.0 percent)
    2. pro yakyu coach - 16.8 percent (up from 13.5 percent)
    3. university, industrial league coach - 16.1 percent (up from 8.6 percent)
    4. employee at a general company - 9.4 percent (up from 6.1 percent)
    5. overseas baseball - 8.7 percent (up from 6.7 percent)

Source: official results (in Japanese)