Salary for Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

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Also known as:  Athletic Events Scorer, Baseball Umpire, Diving Judge, Dressage Judge, Equestrian Events Judge, Handicapper, Horse Show Judge, Paddock Judge, Pit Steward, Placing Judge

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The purpose of umpires, referees, and other sporting officials is to verify the credentials of sporting event participants, start and officially end sporting competitions, verify scores and resolve complaints of rules infractions. These officials may notify players and coaches of rules infractions during sporting events, and deduct points or determine punishments as appropriate. They monitor times, judge performances, and maintain standards of play, and enforce the observation of rules. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and standard disciplinary actions regarding the sport that they officiate is crucial.

A Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official earns a pay level between $18,750 - $63,480 depending on tenure level. get an average salary of fourty thousand one hundred and fourty dollars per annum.

can receive the highest pay in New Jersey, where they can earn an average pay rate of approximately $65,570. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they receive wages of $64,320.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 63.34 percent nationwide in that time.

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Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$64,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$42,680
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,780
Educational Services
$35,770
Accommodation and Food Services
$35,440
Public Administration
$34,690

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,580
Public Administration
$34,690
Accommodation and Food Services
$35,440
Educational Services
$35,770
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,780
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$42,680