Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official Salary

The average wage for an Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official is $15.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$25,581 - $117,700
$35K
MEDIAN: $35,000
50%

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$7.90 - $31.17
$7
$15
$31
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,597 - $93,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$7.90 - $31.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$14.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,597 - $93,392  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official

Referees oversee teams during matches and ensure that they are playing fairly, and also keep track of the score. Referees may officiate games for kids, high schools, colleges, universities, and adult/senior recreational sports, as well as the professional level for the most highly-skilled in the position.

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Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official Tasks

  • Act as subject matter expert and authority during sporting events.
  • Communicate with teams, coaches, families and other staff.
  • Set up, clean, and ensure safe use of equipment and sporting areas.
  • Handle disputes and resolve rules issues.

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Key Stats for Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
6%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official Salaries

Experienced
▲70%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 85%
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