Coach Pay Scale

New York Red Bulls - Training Programs Compensation Structure

The New York Red Bulls Youth Programs coaching staff, referred to in this overview as 'coaches' are compensated based on an hourly rate which is paid on a bi-weekly schedule.

Three different levels of part-time SEASONAL employment exist.

(1) Full Availability


  • Required to be available five afternoons/evenings per week plus weekends.
  • Required to be available Tuesday and most Thursday mornings for staff training workshops. (Spring and Fall Season)
  • Working hours will be approximately 20 to 30 hours per week, over an eight to nine month period. A full availability coach typically works six to seven days per week.
  • A coach’s working week is comprised of on field coaching hours and attendance at mandatory staff training workshops. Both elements are paid at an hourly rate.
  • Administrative duties are a requirement and included in the hourly coaching rate.
  • Employment typically begins mid to late March and runs through late November. The exact start and end dates are based upon the needs of each youth partner club, firm dates are provided to coaches no later than February 15.
  • Coaches who commit to Full Availability are guaranteed to be paid a minimum of 180 coaching hours in the spring and 180 coaching hours in the fall seasons, plus a minimum of one 15 hour camp per week during the summer season.
  • Coaches who commit to a Full Availability employment contract also receive preferential assignments to double summer camp programs (30 hours per week) and Residential camps (45 hours per week). Additionally, coaches will also receive priority in scheduling of winter coaching hours. 
  • Coaches are required to attend a mandatory paid pre-season orientation event.



(2) Partial Availability
  • Required to be available seasonally for at least two nights per week and Saturdays.
  • Coaching hours and summer camps assignments are allocated based on required need and coach availability.
  • Administrative duties are a requirement and included in the hourly coaching rate.
  • Required to attend a mandatory paid pre-season orientation event.
  • Attendance at weekly coaches meetings is optional and unpaid.
  • There is no minimum payment commitment with part-time availability employment contracts.


(3) Junior Coach

  • The part-time Junior Coach position provides an opportunity for aspiring young coaches to gain valuable youth soccer coaching experience.
  • Administrative duties are a requirement and included in the hourly coaching rate.
  • Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 23 years and hold base level coaching qualifications.
  • Coaches are assigned miscellaneous hours throughout the year.
  • Required to attend a mandatory paid pre-season orientation event.

Important Note: For all positions there is often a one to two week unpaid gap between the spring and fall season. Additionally, no guarantees are provided for winter coaching work.

       Compensation Rates:

The following table illustrates the pay scale classifications based upon individual applicants coaching qualifications:



Hourly Training Rate

15 Hour Camp Rate


(Junior Coach)

 F License or (E License -2014)

NSCAA Level 1-6





USSF Youth License
 (E License 2015+) or

USSF D License
NSCAA National

FA Level 1




C License
NSCAA Advanced National

FA Level 2




B License
NSCAA Premier

FA Level 3 / UEFA B




A License





Additional Pay Classifications:


Educational Rate


$15 per hour

Coaches who are employed on a full availability contract are required to attend mandatory weekly staff training events along with orientation events. All of these meetings are paid at the educational rate. Part-time coaches are also paid this rate when attending mandatory orientation events.

Volunteer Opportunities


$0 per hour

Coaches will have the opportunity to volunteer for various Red Bulls game day roles, this includes interactive and stretcher crew duties.

Additional Employment Notes:

  1. Full Availability coaches (those with a full training schedule) are required to attend all scheduled weekly meetings and orientation events. During the spring and fall season, primary weekly meetings are always held on Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm, secondary weekly meetings will always be scheduled on Thursdays between 9am to 12pm. There will be approximately five Thursday meetings during the spring and fall season, the total number of educational hours for the spring and fall season will be approximately 65 hours per season. There are no weekly meetings during the summer camp season. Weekly and seasonal education hours will never exceed the maximum amount allotted in the spring, fall, and summer educational calendar. The educational calendar will be published at least 30 days prior to the start of each season.  
  2. No company benefits are available with any of these positions.
  3. Most coaches will get a one to two week unpaid break at the end of their spring season or training hours may drop in volume due to the transition between the Spring and Summer coaching seasons. Any potential vacation weeks will be confirmed at the season mid-point. There are typically no camps during the week of July 4th.
  4. Unpaid vacation time: Due to the nature of the youth soccer season and the need to maintain consistency in staffing, coaches are not permitted to take vacation time during the spring and fall seasons. Applicants should disclose any conflicts prior to signing an employment contract.

Expense Reimbursement:

All coaching staff are eligible for reimbursement of the following business related expenses.




Coaches can expense business related mileage up to a maximum of 100 miles per round trip. Note: Business mileage is paid at a rate of $0.25 per mile


All business related tolls can be expensed. 


Coaching Passes and Club Registration (if applicable)


Coaches are provided all coaching uniforms and equipment that are necessary to complete the job.

Relocation Reimbursement

Full Availability Coaches are eligible to receive up to a maximum of $1000 for out of state travel relocation expenses.

  1. Travel mileage at the rate of $0.25 per mile
  2. Hotels that are required as part of the journey
  3. Tolls
  4. Approved airfare

Travel mileage and tolls must be point-to-point travel, originating at home address and based on direct travel to locally based NY/NJ address. All receipts must be submitted with the expense claim. 

Additional Questions 

Call: 973.776.8986

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