Just in case you're a comp geek at times like me, here's your answer. First a little primer on player share of revenues as a % of total revenues in pro sports:
In negotiating salary caps, most leagues split mandatory sport-specific revenue roughly 50-50 between owners and players. In recent years, players have agreed to accept a smaller slice of the pie. In both the most recent NBA and NHL labor negotiations, players went from receiving 57% of basketball- and hockey-related income to 50% while NFL players went from a 50/50 split to 47%.
When factoring in total league revenues, players’ shares are slightly smaller, but roughly equal across sports (email readers enable images or click through for graphic):
What about the often-beat down American worker? Here's the closest thing you can find, a little something called the "Share of non-farm income going to workers" chart from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Harsh chart, right? We see the worker's share going from 66% in the 1940's and 1950's all the way down to 57% and change in 2014.
The good news? Labor shortages in 2015 show the first uptick in this measurement for awhile, mainly attributable to lower birth rates and an expanding economy.
Lower birth rates in America are an interesting trend. Whether you believe that's going to favor the American worker intermediate to long term probably depends on how many jobs you think are going to be dominated by robotics.
More to follow later this week on low birth rates and the impact on immigration in the US.