Originally Posted by TopDonk
I think pros cash closer to 15-20% of the time. Depends on average field size tho...I think you should aim for at least 10%...but if you really are a very good tourney player you should probably know this already...
This ^ is actually WRONG.
TriggaLos's post, >>> 10% itm is correct. Try running the names of the Top100 on the MTT Leaderboard and you'll see the avg. itm is ~10-11% (that's guys like da_professional, Doc Sands, govshark, MoormanI, etc. etc.). Players with excess of $800k in winnings just on Fulltilt alone.
In 'LOWER' buyin MTTs you can expect to see more players with an itm of 15%.
ITM isn't really too important. It's your ROI that is more of a concern (in the long run).
It's normal for MTT players to go many games with zero cashes (or just some small cashes along the way). It can be a tough haul but once you hit a decent payout, it'll all feel worth it (til' the next long dry run, lol)