The average wage for an Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official is $14.64 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$26,081 - $100,000
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MEDIAN: $50,000
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$7.62 - $30.91
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$15,922 - $95,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$7.62 - $30.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$14.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$15,922 - $95,985  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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

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

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Experience Affects Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 70%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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