Academy Sports + Outdoors is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to our Full-Time Hourly and Salaried Team Members which is designed to allow our Team Members the ability to choose which benefits are best for themselves in addition to their families. 

Financial Wellbeing


Competitive Pay

We offer competitive pay and regularly re-evaluate each year.  In addition, we offer most Team Members the ability to access a portion of their earned wages early, as often as daily.

Retirement - 401 (k)

Academy Sports + Outdoors provides a 401(k) plan that offers significant tax benefits while helping Team Members plan for their future. For every dollar you contribute, Academy will match it with a dollar, up to 6% of your eligible compensation. This contribution from Academy serves as an additional benefit to help you build your retirement savings.

Company Stock 

Team Members can purchase Academy common stock through an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) at a 15% discount directly and conveniently through payroll deductions.  

Physical Wellbeing



Academy offers a PPO plan and 2 High Deductible plans  through Blue Cross Blue Shield.  If you live in the Houston and surrounding areas, Kelsey Seybold is an available option to you.HHealth



Delta Dental PPO includes coverage for dental needs such as preventative, basic and major care, including orthodontia for dependent children under age 19.



​​​​​​​Enhanced vision plan by VSP includes coverage for complete eye and contact lens exams. There is also an allowance for frames and lenses.

Basic Life and AD&D

Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment  (AD&D) coverage is provided at no cost to the Team Member.  Eligible dependents are enrolled at no additional cost if they are enrolled in the medical plan.


OptumRX is utilized for all of your pharmacy needs, including a convenient ship to home option for Team Members that want to avoid the need to go to local pharmacies.  


Doctor on Demand gives you access to board-certified physicians from the convenience of your mobile device or computer. 

Flu Shots

All Team Members are eligible to receive annual flu shots at no cost to them.


Disability coverage through SunLife is available to all Full-Time Team Members.  Both short-term and long-term disability options may be available for enrollment.

Onsite Gym 

We prioritize the well-being and overall health of our Team Members. Academy has an exceptional onsite gym facility available for enrollment to our Corporate and Distribution Center (DC) Team Members based in Katy.  With our onsite gym, you can conveniently fit in a workout before, during, or after work, eliminating the need for a separate gym membership and saving you valuable time.

Work Life Balance


Paid Time Off & Holidays

Everyone deserves some time off! Academy provides time off in increments that vary based on role, years of service with company, and other factors. Details will be provided specific to the role you are interested in.

​​​​​​​Academy's recognized paid holidays are either awarded on specific days or given as “flex holidays” so you can choose when to use. This is specific to the division of Academy for which you are working in.

Flex Time

  • Pick-up/Trade shifts in Stores
  • Numerous shift options in the Distribution Centers
  • Schedule flexibility in Corporate (arrival/departure time)
  • Work remotely as part of our Customer Care team 

Maternity & Parental Leave

​​​​​​​Up to 10 weeks of maternity leave or up to 2 weeks of parental leave may be available to care for or bond with newborn, newly adopted or newly placed children.

Personal & Professional Development

Tuition Reimbursement
Academy values education and considers reimbursement even if your field of study is outside the retail industry.
Training Opportunities In 2021, Team Members completed more than 500,000 hours of training.
Internal Advancement 43% of Academy's store management positions were filled via internal promotions in 2021.

Team Member Perks

Merchandise Discount
As a Team Member, you are eligible to receive a 20% merchandise discount in Academy stores and on
Earn discounts on over 1,000 popular brands by learning more about our vendors and their products.

Access to a full range of discounts and rewards to sporting events, theme parks, restaurants, & MORE!

Team Member Assistance

There when you need it most The Academy Team Member Relief program provides financial assistance if you experience damage to your home or vehicle due to inclement weather or a fire. Since 2019, Academy has paid over $2 million to our team members in need. 
Transparency in Coverage